Who Was Abraham Lincoln

Who Was Abraham Lincoln Author Janet Pascal
ISBN-10 1440688133
Year 2008-11-20
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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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

Abraham Lincoln Author Allen C. Guelzo
ISBN-10 0802842933
Year 2002-12-20
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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This biography of the sixteenth president explores Lincoln's life and political career along with insights into his philosophy, religious views, and moral character.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Author Jeremy Roberts
ISBN-10 0822508176
Year 2004
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Twenty-First Century Books
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Abraham Lincoln, one of the greatest American presidents, was an unlikely figure to rise to power. After educating himself, he spent years practicing law on the frontier before coming to the White House. Charming many with his honesty and his rough, folksy humor -- and offending others with his unpolished ways -- Lincoln proved his intelligence, political savvy, and love of country by leading the nation through one of its bitterest trials, the Civil War (1861-1865). Brought down by an assassin's bullet at the end of the war, Lincoln is forever remembered as the man who preserved the Union and brought an end to slavery. Book jacket.

Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution

Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution Author James M. McPherson
ISBN-10 0199832056
Year 1992-06-04
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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James McPherson has emerged as one of America's finest historians. Battle Cry of Freedom, his Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the Civil War, was a national bestseller that Hugh Brogan, in The New York Times Book Review, called "history writing of the highest order." In that volume, McPherson gathered in the broad sweep of events, the political, social, and cultural forces at work during the Civil War era. Now, in Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution, he offers a series of thoughtful and engaging essays on aspects of Lincoln and the war that have rarely been discussed in depth. McPherson again displays his keen insight and sterling prose as he examines several critical themes in American history. He looks closely at the President's role as Commander-in-Chief of the Union forces, showing how Lincoln forged a national military strategy for victory. He explores the importance of Lincoln's great rhetorical skills, uncovering how--through parables and figurative language--he was uniquely able to communicate both the purpose of the war and a new meaning of liberty to the people of the North. In another section, McPherson examines the Civil War as a Second American Revolution, describing how the Republican Congress elected in 1860 passed an astonishing blitz of new laws (rivaling the first hundred days of the New Deal), and how the war not only destroyed the social structure of the old South, but radically altered the balance of power in America, ending 70 years of Southern power in the national government. The Civil War was the single most transforming and defining experience in American history, and Abraham Lincoln remains the most important figure in the pantheon of our mythology. These graceful essays, written by one of America's leading historians, offer fresh and unusual perspectives on both.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Author Kekla Magoon
ISBN-10 1604537957
Year 2008-01-01
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher ABDO
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See how Abraham Lincoln shaped the world, impacted humanity, and changed the course of history.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Author Michael Burlingame
ISBN-10 9781421409733
Year 2013-02-28
Pages 960
Language en
Publisher JHU Press
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Examines Abraham Lincoln's early childhood, his experiences as a boy in Indiana and Illinois, his legal training, and the political ambition that led to a term in Congress.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Author David Colbert
ISBN-10 9781416998938
Year 2009-06-02
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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You're about to be an eyewitness to the ten crucial days in Abraham Lincoln's life, including: A tragic loss that sets a boy on a course for greatness A career sacrificed to protest an unjust war A state resorting to treason to preserve slavery A president who learns the most difficult decisions are made alone And a promise made to every citizen that American's salves will be free. These days and five others shook Lincoln's world - and yours.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Author Barbara Knox
ISBN-10 0736820868
Year 2004-01-01
Pages 24
Language en
Publisher Capstone
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A simple biography of the man who served as president of the United States during the Civil War.

Who Was Abraham Lincoln

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PageWise, Inc. features the article entitled "Who Was Abraham Lincoln?" U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) served as president during the American Civil War and was assassinated on April 15, 1865 by a Confederate sympathizer. Lincoln was a member of the Republican party. Lincoln was against slavery and issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Author Lola M. Schaefer
ISBN-10 0736801081
Year 1998-09-01
Pages 24
Language en
Publisher Capstone
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"Presents a biography of the country lawyer Abraham Lincoln, who became America's sixteenth president and served during the Civil War."

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter Author Seth Grahame-Smith
ISBN-10 9781849015417
Year 2010-04-29
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Indiana, 1818. Moonlight falls through the dense woods that surround a one-room cabin, where a nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln kneels at his suffering mother's bedside. She's been stricken with something the old-timers call "Milk Sickness". "My baby boy..." she whispers before dying. Only later will the grieving Abe learn that his mother's fatal affliction was actually the work of a vampire. When the truth becomes known to young Lincoln, he writes in his journal, "henceforth my life shall be one of rigorous study and devotion. I shall become a master of mind and body. And this mastery shall have but one purpose..." Gifted with his legendary height, strength, and skill with an axe, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance that will lead him all the way to the White House. While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years. Using the journal as his guide and writing in the grand biographical style of Doris Kearns Goodwin and David McCullough, Seth has reconstructed the true life story of America's greatest president for the first time - all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of the nation.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Author Sheila Rivera
ISBN-10 9780822534730
Year 2006
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Lerner Publications
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Describes the life and accomplishments of the sixteenth president who served during the Civil War.

Lincoln s Sanctuary

Lincoln s Sanctuary Author Matthew Pinsker
ISBN-10 0198036698
Year 2003-09-04
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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After the heartbreaking death of his son Willie, Abraham Lincoln and his family fled the gloom that hung over the White House, moving into a small cottage in Washington, D.C., on the grounds of the Soldiers' Home, a residence for disabled military veterans. In Lincoln's Sanctuary, historian Matthew Pinsker offers a fascinating portrait of Lincoln's stay in this cottage and tells the story of the president's remarkable growth as a national leader and a private man. Lincoln lived at the Soldiers' Home for a quarter of his presidency, and for nearly half of the critical year of 1862, but most Americans (including many scholars) have not heard of the place. Indeed, this is the first volume to specifically connect this early "summer White House" to key wartime developments, including the Emancipation Proclamation, the firing of McClellan, the evolution of Lincoln's "Father Abraham" image, the election of 1864, and the assassination conspiracy. Through a series of striking vignettes, the reader discovers a more accessible Lincoln, demonstrating what one visitor to the Soldiers' Home described as his remarkable "elasticity of spirits." At his secluded cottage, the president complained to his closest aides, recited poetry to his friends, reconnected with his wife and family, conducted secret meetings with his political enemies, and narrowly avoided assassination attempts. Perhaps most important, he forged key friendships that helped renew his flagging spirits. The cottage became a refuge from the pressures of the White House, a place of tranquility where Lincoln could refresh his mind. Based on research in rarely tapped sources, especially the letters and memoirs of people who lived or worked at the Soldiers' Home, Lincoln's Sanctuary offers the unexpected--a completely fresh view of Abraham Lincoln--through the window of a place that helped shape his presidency.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln Author James M. McPherson
ISBN-10 9780199743896
Year 2009-02-01
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Marking the two-hundredth anniversary of Lincoln's birth, this marvelous short biography by a leading historian offers an illuminating portrait of one of the giants in the American story. It is the best concise introduction to Lincoln in print, a must-have volume for anyone interested in American history or in our greatest president. Best-selling author James M. McPherson follows the son of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks from his early years in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois, to his highly successful law career, his marriage to Mary Todd, and his one term in Congress. We witness his leadership of the Republican anti-slavery movement, his famous debates with Stephen A. Douglas (a long acquaintance and former rival for the hand of Mary Todd), and his emergence as a candidate for president in 1860. Following Lincoln's election to the presidency, McPherson describes his masterful role as Commander in Chief during the Civil War, the writing of the Emancipation Proclamation, and his assassination by John Wilkes Booth. The book also discusses his lasting legacy and why he remains a quintessential American hero two hundred years after his birth, while an annotated bibliography permits easy access to further scholarship. With his ideal short account of Lincoln, McPherson provides a compelling biography of a man of humble origins who preserved our nation during its greatest catastrophe and ended the scourge of slavery.

The Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address Author Abraham Lincoln
ISBN-10 9780141043906
Year 2009-08-27
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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This collection of speeches from one of the great orators in history includes the legendary Gettysburg Address, as well as several others that reveal Lincoln's passion for anti-slavery, his belief in human dignity, his hope for a new age of freedom and his gift with the spoken word.