Sequel to Man of the Ages, and in somewhat the same vein, -- sentimental but not gushing, naive, simple. That book built his popular success -- whether the subject or the handling who can say. This seems, today, dated in method and matter, but undoubtedly will reflect some of its predecessor's glory. Takes the boyhood and youth, incorporating the familiar legends which have become almost folk material. Carries him to his first political ventures, and winds up with the death of Ann Rutledge.