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Lamon Loved Lincoln
on March 4, 2013
Ward Hill Lamon was a friend of Abraham Lincoln long before he became our greatest president. He worshipped the man, literally sleeping on the floor outside his door in the White House
This book is a testimony to Lamon's love for our 16th president. What it may lack in balance and objectivity, it more than makes up for with anecdotes unavailable anywhere else.
A couple of things you won't read about Ward Hill Lamon in this book: he was near Lincoln in height so the two never had the one-sided relationship based on size Lincoln had with so many and, secondly, Lamon blamed himself for not being with Lincoln the night of his assassination for the rest of his life. Presumably this colored his opinion of Mr. Lincoln's attributes to a degree.
Nonetheless this is a good read. It's really an inside look at Lincoln the man and as such cannot be beat.