Portrait for Posterity. Lincoln and His Biographers. [Inscribed by Author]
A study of Lincoln’s biographers including his law partner, William Herndon; his White House private secretaries John Nicolay and John Hay; muckraker Ida Tarbell; poet Carl Sandburg, and historian Paul M. Angle.
Thomas was a noted Lincoln scholar and was the author or co-author of such books as “Lincoln’s Humor” and Other Essays (2002); Stanton: The Life and Times of Lincoln’s Secretary of War (1962); and Lincoln’s New Salem (1934). Thomas’s own biography of Lincoln published five years later, Abraham Lincoln (1952), is “considered by many,” according to an obituary, “the best single volume on the life of Lincoln ever written.”
Description: Portrait for Posterity. Lincoln and His Biographers. [Inscribed by Author]
New Brunswick [New Jersey]: Rutgers University Press, 1947. First Edition. xvii, 329pp. Sm. 8vo. Publisher’s gray/blue cloth; dust jacket. Illustrations by Romaine Proctor. Dust jacket with some wear and creasing and with a small loss at tail of spine; book is very good.