Lincoln: A Photobiography
Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height. This Newbery Medal-winning biography of our Civil War president is warm, appealing, and illustrated with dozens of carefully chosen photographs and prints.
Russell Freedman begins with a lively account of Abraham Lincoln's boyhood, his career as a country lawyer, and his courtship and marriage to Mary Todd. Then the author focuses on the presidential years (1861 to 1865), skillfullly explaining the many complex issues Lincoln grappled with as he led a deeply divided nation through the Civil War. The book's final chapter is a moving account of that tragic evening in Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865. Concludes with a sampling of Lincoln writings and a detailed list of Lincoln historical sites.
This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Read Aloud Informational Text).
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Stsmurphy - LibraryThing
Russell Freeman is a genius when it comes to photobiograghies. Lincoln is another one of his masterpieces. This high quality book illustrates Lincoln's life throughout his lifetime, beginning with how ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - NoahGray - LibraryThing
I enjoyed reading and looking at the illustrations of Abraham Lincoln through his childhood and Presidential career. I have not seen many illustrations or images of Abraham Lincoln as a child. The ... Read full review
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2 A Backwoods Boy
3 Law and Politics
4 Half Slave and Half Free
6 This Dreadful War
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