Benjamin P. Thomas

Finalist, 1953 National Book Awards

Historian, Author. After receiving his doctor’s degree in history, Ben Thomas was in this order, a college history professor, illustrious secretary of the Abraham Lincoln Association, insurance man, farmer, cattleman, & finally author. His works include Lincoln’s New Salem, Portrait for Posterity, Theodore Weld, Crusader for Freedom, Three Years with Grant, and Abraham Lincoln.
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Abraham Lincoln

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ISBN 9780809328871 Southern Illinois University Press / A. A. Knopf

Long considered a classic, Benjamin P. Thomas's Abraham Lincoln: A Biography takes an incisive look at one of American history's greatest figures. More about this book >

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Benjamin P. Thomas

Historian, Author. After receiving his doctor’s degree in history, Ben Thomas was in this order, a college history professor, illustrious secretary of the Abraham Lincoln Association, insurance man, farmer, cattleman, & finally author. His works include Lincoln’s New Salem, Portrait for Posterity, Theodore Weld, Crusader for Freedom, Three Years with Grant, and Abraham Lincoln.

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