A Complete Biography of Abraham Lincoln is a grappling account of the various stands that Lincoln took during his tenure as the sixteenth American President, lingering upon the circumstances that arose during the Civil War. Beginning with Abraham Lincoln’s early life in Kentucky and Illinois, A Complete Biography of Abraham Lincoln traces the various paths that his life took, right up until his death. Lincoln was living in near poverty, and the transformation from destitution to power and fame is admirable. The book provides interesting glimpses of the diplomacy and weaknesses of this great man. An important feature of this book is that it starts well before the Civil War, leading up to it in a precise and lucid manner, which clearly shows all the reasons that actually caused the war in the first place. The book does well to highlight the humane and compassionate nature of Lincoln, explaining the way he brought forth the Emancipation Proclamation, which laid the foundation for the Thirteenth Amendment, ultimately abolishing slavery. The role Lincoln played in saving the Union, and the reasons for a number of his actions until his untimely and catastrophic assassination are provided in diligent detail. A Complete Biography of Abraham Lincoln does a masterful job of portraying Lincoln’s life as a leader and one of the best presidents America has had. At the same time, it also highlights the bureaucratic troubles that occur within the four walls of any government, and how even Lincoln was sometimes prey to them.
Lord Charnwood (Born: Nov. 6, 1864 - Alresford, Hampshire, England - Died: Feb. 3, 1945 - London, England) Educated at Winchester and Balliol College, Oxford, Benson graduated in 1887 and became lecturer in philosophy at Balliol. He was elected Liberal MP in 1892 and in 1898 he was called to the bar by the Inner Temple. In 1911, he was elevated to the House of Lords as Baron Charnwood of Castle Donington, Leicestershire. In 1916, he published Abraham Lincoln, one of the finest biographies of Lincoln that has been written. Charnwood was active in Church affairs and did much social and charitable work. He was chairman of the Charity Organization Society, President of the National Institute of the Deaf and also mayor of Lichfield. His other writings include Theodore Roosevelt (1923), St. John's Gospel According to St. John (1926) and A Personal Conviction (1928).