John Milton Hay was an American statesman and official whose career began as a private secretary and assistant to Abraham Lincoln. Hay was also a talented writer and biographer. His literary work includes Pike County Ballads and Other Pieces, The Bread-Winners. Thank to his skillfully guided diplomacy during the critical period in the USA he became a honorable politician. His further diplomatic work got particularly associated with the Open Door policy toward China and the preparations for the Panama Canal.
The book “Abraham Lincoln: a History — Volume 01” is a historical non-fiction book co-written by John Nicolay, which offers a great detailed guide to the life of the president Lincoln. Throughout the American Civil War Hay was close to Lincoln, and stood by his deathbed after the President was shot at Ford's Theatre. A multivolume biography of Lincoln can become an essential manual for those who enjoy studying history and who is interested in the full president's historical image. Discover new secrets of the outstanding politician's life!