Frank Crosby, Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1st ed.

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Published Only Three Months After Lincoln’s Assassination 

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Frank Crosby’s Life of Abraham Lincoln holds up impressively as reliable political history.

This work, written by a member of the Philadelphia Bar, was among the first attempts to create a political biography of the Lincoln administration. Since it was issued in June of 1865, just three months after Lincoln’s murder, it benefits from a contemporary perspective that is at once eulogistic, but also free of the mythology of later years. 

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Crosby, Frank. LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, SIXTEENTH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. CONTAINING HIS EARLY HISTORY AND POLITICAL CAREER; TOGETHER WITH THE SPEECHES, MESSAGES, PROCLAMATIONS, AND OTHER OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS ILLUSTRATIVE OF HIS EVENTFUL ADMINISTRATION. Philadelphia: 1865. 1st edition, 476p., ft., [M-466].