Book Summary of A Complete Biography of Abraham Lincoln
About The Author Godfrey Rathbone Benson, 1st Baron Charnwood alias Lord Charnwood (6 November 1864-3 February 1945) was an British author, academic, Lideral politician and philanthropist.
Benson was born in Alresford, Hampshire, the son of William Benson, a barrister, and Elizabeth Soulsby Smith. He was educated at Winchester and Balliol College, Oxford He graduated in 1887,and would later become a philosophy lecturer at Balliol. He was involved in politics and represented Woodstock in the House of Commons from 1892 to 1895 and scrved as Mayor of Lichfield between 1909and 1911.The Baron Charnwood, of Castle Donington in the County of Leicester.
Lore Charnwood was the author many works. These include Abraham Lincoln, which he published in 1916 as an accurate biography, He was also involved in charitable work with the deaf and disabled.
Lord Charnwood Married Dorothea Mary Roby Thorpe, daughter of Rody Thorpe,in 1897.She died in 1942. Charnwood died in London in February 1945, aged 80, and was succeeded in the barony by his second but only surviving son John.
Table Of Contents
General Editor's Preface
Boyhood Of Lincoln
The Growth Of The American Nation
The Formation of a National Government
The Growth of the practice and Traditions of the Union Government
The Missouri Compromise
Leaders, Parties, and Tendencies in Lincoln's Youth