Lincoln: a Photobiography


Russell Freedman

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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.

Series: Houghton Mifflin social studies
Paperback: 160 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0395518482
ISBN-13: 9780395518489

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Engaging read made interesting with the photos showcased

I was always interested about the life of the iconic US President Abraham Lincoln. This book described a good deal about his early life, career in law and politics, and the Civil War. It was made special by the rare photographs shown of his family and special places in his life. This is a book that could be read by a junior high school student and older students and adults. I belong to the adults age bracket but I still found myself turning the pages especially on the parts about the war. A worthy purchase!


Great read.