Who Was Abraham Lincoln

Author: Janet B. Pascal
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440688133
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Born to a family of farmers, Lincoln stood out from an early age—literally! (He was six feet four inches tall.) As sixteenth President of the United States, he guided the nation through the Civil War and saw the abolition of slavery. But Lincoln was tragically shot one night at Ford’s Theater—the first President to be assassinated. Over 100 black-and-white illustrations and maps are included.

Abraham Lincoln

Author: T. M. Usel
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9781560653417
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Presents the life story of the sixteenth president of the United States who is known for ending slavery in the U.S.

Abraham Lincoln

Author: George S. McGovern
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429950886
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America's greatest president, who rose to power in the country's greatest hour of need and whose vision saw the United States through the Civil War Abraham Lincoln towers above the others who have held the office of president—the icon of greatness, the pillar of strength whose words bound up the nation's wounds. His presidency is the hinge on which American history pivots, the time when the young republic collapsed of its own contradictions and a new birth of freedom, sanctified by blood, created the United States we know today. His story has been told many times, but never by a man who himself sought the office of president and contemplated the awesome responsibilities that come with it. George S. McGovern—a Midwesterner, former U.S. senator, presidential candidate, veteran, and historian by training—offers his unique insight into our sixteenth president. He shows how Lincoln sometimes went astray, particularly in his restrictions on civil liberties, but also how he adjusted his sights and transformed the Civil War from a political dispute to a moral crusade. McGovern's account reminds us why we hold Lincoln in such esteem and why he remains the standard by which all of his successors are measured.

Abraham Lincoln

Author: Michael Burlingame
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421410583
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In the first multi-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln to be published in decades, Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame offers a fresh look at the life of one of America’s greatest presidents. Incorporating the field notes of earlier biographers, along with decades of research in multiple manuscript archives and long-neglected newspapers, this remarkable work will both alter and reinforce current understanding of America’s sixteenth president. In volume 2, Burlingame examines Lincoln’s presidency and the trials of the Civil War. He supplies fascinating details on the crisis over Fort Sumter and the relentless office seekers who plagued Lincoln. He introduces readers to the president’s battles with hostile newspaper editors and his quarrels with incompetent field commanders. Burlingame also interprets Lincoln’s private life, discussing his marriage to Mary Todd, the untimely death of his son Willie to disease in 1862, and his recurrent anguish over the enormous human costs of the war.

Personal Traits Of Abraham Lincoln

Author: Helen Nicolay
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811733472
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An intimate look at the personal character and personality traits of one of America's most respected men. Included are Lincoln's attitude and actions regarding handling of money, work, those in authority, forgiveness, opponents, discipline of colleagues, wife and children, and humility in the use of great public power. The observer and commentator is really the author's father, who over a five-year period, worked hand-in-glove with not only the president, but also the Lincoln family, and who was able to observe Lincoln in nearly all circumstances, social and political. This is a work of "extraordinary insight" into a great man.

Abraham Lincoln

Author: Sheila Rivera
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 0822534738
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Describes the life and accomplishments of the sixteenth president who served during the Civil War.

Abraham Lincoln

Author: Carl Sandburg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156027526
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"By the time this single-volume edition was completed, [Sandberg] had spent a lifetime studying, researching, and writing about our sixteenth president. His extraordinary portrait brings fully to life the country lawyer who would become one of the most influential and beloved presidents of the American republic."-Cover.

Abraham Lincoln

Author: Billy Aronson
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761428398
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"Provides comprehensive information on President Abraham Lincoln and places him within his historical and cultural context. Also explored are the formative events of his times and how he responded"--Provided by publisher.