Abe Lincoln (Google eBook)

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Random House Children's Books, Mar 28, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 160 pages
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Abraham Lincoln was born to a poor family on the American frontier. He was a hard worker, but he wanted more than a farmerís life. As he learned about the issues of his day, Abe longed to be a lawmaker himself, so he ran for the state legislature. Soon the farm boy would become the brilliant orator and admired president who finally proclaimed freedom for all Americans. Focusing on Lincolnís childhood and early manhood, this book explores the people and events that shaped one of Americaís greatest presidents.


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Contents

Nancys Boy Baby
1
The HalfFace Camp
10
The New Mother
21
A Frontier Education
27
Flatboating Down the Mississippi
41
The Illinois Frontier
51
New Salem and the Black Hawk War
61
Jack ofAll Trades
75
Early Days in Springfield
88
Congressman and Lawyer
101
A House Divided
119
With Malice Toward None
140
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About the author (2012)

Sterling North was born into a family of poets and was himself first published at age eight. He went on to have a career as a journalist and literary editor of several well-respected newspapers. After writing the autobiographical "Rascal," he won a host of literary awards.
Jim Weiss is a nationally acclaimed storyteller and recording artist. He is the recipient of over 31 major awards from the American Library Association, Parents' Choice Foundation, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio and more.

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