Lincoln: A Photobiography

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sep 25, 1989 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 160 pages
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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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User Review  - jessica_haynes - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed ready about Lincoln and how he became a president. This book describes Lincoln's early childhood on the frontier, his career as a lawyer, his rise in politics, and obstacles he faced a president. Read full review

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User 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

Contents

1 The Mysterious Mr Lincoln
2 A Backwoods Boy
3 Law and Politics
4 Half Slave and Half Free
5 Emancipation
6 This Dreadful War
7 Who Is Dead in the White House?
A Lincoln Sampler
In Lincolns Footsteps
Back Matter
Back Flap
Back Cover
Spine
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Russell Freedman received the Newbery Medal for LINCOLN: A PHOTOBIOGRAPHY. He is also the recipient of three Newbery Honors, the Sibert Medal, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and was selected to give the 2006 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. Mr. Freedman lives in New York City.

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