Abraham Lincoln: A Life (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Dec 30, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 192 pages
17 Reviews
The ideal concise biography of an American icon- now available in paperback for the bicentennial of his birth

The self -mad e man from a log cabin, the great orator, the Emancipator, the Savior of the Union, the martyr-Lincoln's story is at the very heart of American history. But who was he, really? In this outstanding biography, award-winning author Thomas Keneally follows Lincoln from his impoverished birth through his education and presidency. From the development of his political philosophy to his troubled family life and his actions during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln is an incisive study of a turning point in our history and a revealing portrait of a pivotal figure.


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Review: Abraham Lincoln (Penguin Lives)

User Review  - Aeseyman - Goodreads

A slender volume that gives a solid overview of Lincoln's life. Interesting to read a non-American view. I felt enlightened by the beginning of Chapter 13 that laid out the legislative reforms that ... Read full review

Review: Abraham Lincoln (Penguin Lives)

User Review  - Johnny D - Goodreads

As someone completely submersed in Calvinism for most of my life, I was always under the impression that one could not be both a Baptist and a Calvinist. I'm still fairly certain that those two ... Read full review

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Thomas Keneally has won international acclaim for his novels Schindler's Ark, Confederates, Gossip from the Forest, Playmaker, Woman of the Inner Sea, and A River Town. He is most recently the author of the biography American Scoundrel: The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles.

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