John Milton Hay was an American statesman and official whose career began as a private secretary and assistant to Abraham Lincoln. However, Hay was also a talented writer and biographer. His literary work includes Pike County Ballads and Other Pieces and The Bread-Winners. Thanks to his skillfully guided diplomacy during the critical period in the USA, he became a famous and honorable politician. His further diplomatic work got particularly associated with the Open Door policy toward China and the preparations for the Panama Canal.
“Abraham Lincoln, a History — Volume 02” is a historical non-fiction book co-written by John Nicolay, which offers a great detailed guide to the life of the president Lincoln. The second volume of multivolume biography of Lincoln covers the president's early career as attorney and reveals his full historical image. It also gives a wonderful in-depth look at the country during the pre-Civil War period and offers background history of pro-slavery and free states, as well. Discover new secrets of the outstanding politician's life!