The Path of the King

byJohn Buchan

Kobo ebook | April 17, 2014

The Path of the King by John Buchan
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We wonder that so great a man as Abraham Lincoln should spring from humble people — but who knows what his more distant ancestry might have been? In a series of dramatic chapters, Mr. Buchan tells what he imagines to have been the ancestry of Lincoln. The worthy son of a northern chieftain who had come down with his people into Normandy; a Norman knight who fought under Duke William and settled in England; a French knight, emissary of Saint Louis to Kubla Khan; a proud demoiselle, friend to Jeanne d'Arc; a French gentleman who went with Columbus on his second voyage; an avenger of Saint Bartholomew's Day; a friend to Sir Walter Raleigh; a supporter of Cromwell; a soldier of fortune under Marlborough; a mighty hunter in Virginia—all these, says Mr. Buchan, were Lincoln's forebears. Their blood ran in his veins and made him, in James Russell Lowell's phrase, "the last of the kings."

Title:The Path of the KingFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 17, 2014Publisher:Start ClassicsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1609778472

ISBN - 13:9781609778477

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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