First published posthumously in 1902, this collection of the lectures of American historian JOHN LORD (1810-1894) is a charming rummage through 6,000 years of European and American history, exploring the past from "the old pagan civilizations" to modern leaders and cultures on both sides of the Atlantic.
This replica edition features all the original illustrations, hard to come by in other recent versions. It will delight both readers of history and lovers of beautiful, classic books.
Volume XII: "American Leaders" covers:
. Andrew Jackson and personal politics
. Henry Clay and compromise legislation
. Daniel Webster and the American union
. John C. Calhoun and "the slavery question"
. Abraham Lincoln: Civil War and preservation of the Union
. Robert E. Lee and the Southern Confederacy
. and more