Abraham Lincoln: A History by John Nicolay and John Hay, personal secretaries to Abraham Lincoln. Originally published in 1890, this is a mammoth 10-volume biography of our 16th President. It is an intimate look inside the Executive Mansion during war time. Nicolay and Hay were good writers, so the store moves along well. This later edition (1917) has some minor shelf-wear, but is otherwise in very good condition.