Honor’s Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln
by Douglas L. Wilson
An eminent Lincoln scholar, Douglas Wilson is the director emeritus of the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello. In Honor’s Voice, Professor Wilson draws on testimonies and recollections by Abraham Lincoln’s contemporaries to separate truth from myth about Lincoln’s formative years. He shows young Lincoln, depite bouts of deep depression, requiring himself to learn "the ability to keep his resolves."