by Charles Haight Farnham (1901)
"Should come to be recognized as a masterpiece of literary portraiture." - American Historical Review
With the confidence of Parkman''s family and friends, Farnham examines the historian''s educational background, personal life, interests, and accomplishments. Parkman endured many years of incapacitating pain which made his research and writing nearly impossible. The biographer concentrates on Parkman''s admiration for Frontenac, La Salle, Wolfe, and Montcalm and relates this high regard to Parkman''s views on honor, dignity, and "manliness." His views on patriotism, scholarship and women''s suffrage are quoted from pamphlets and letters. Appended are a full bibliography of Parkman''s writings, his only poem "The New Hampshire Ranger," and Theodore Parker''s criticism of The Conspiracy of Pontiac.
Originally published in 1900, this special PDF edition faithfully preserves Farnham''s "approved" biography in its entirety. Presented in portrait mode, this colorful and masterfully-crafted eBook is fully-searchable and fully-printable. (200 pages; 2 portrait photographs; 3 appendices)
Additional material, including maps, photos and other documents supporting relating to the great historian, Francis Parkman, as well as substantial additional materials related to North America in the colonial period, are hyperlinked to www.FrancisParkman.com