Henry Eyster Jacobs’ biography of Luther was originally published in 1898 as part of Putnam’s Heroes of the Reformation series for self-learners. Professor Samuel Macauley Jackson, says this about it an early Putnam catalog:
A series of biographies of the leaders in the Protestant Reformation.
The Literary skill and the standing as scholars of the writers who have agreed to prepare these biographies will, it is believed, ensure for them a wide acceptance on the part not only of special students of the period but of the general reader. Full use will be made in them of the correspondence of their several subjects and of any other autobiographical material that may be available. The general reader will be pleased to find all these citations translated into English. – Backmatter. Samuel Jackson. “Huldreich Zwingli: The Reformer of German Switzerland 1484-1531” (Future release by the Lutheran Library)
Jacobs’ prose is a pleasure to read. The illustrations add to the enjoyment of this Lutheran Library title.