In A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln historian John G. Nicolay traces the remarkable rise of Abraham Lincoln from humble beginnings in rural Kentucky to the ever-expanding political circles in Illinois, and finally to the presidency of a nation riven by civil war. Lincoln brought freedom to the slaves, and his profound, poetic speeches are famous around the world. Many historians consider America’s 16th President to be one of the greatest leaders in world history. A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln makes the case concisely and informatively. Digital edition includes image gallery.