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Posted October 28, 2006
Lincoln A Photobiography
Newbery, Freedman focuses on Lincoln as an individual. I was pleased to see so much space devoted to Lincoln's complex relationship with Mary Todd, the woman who became his wife. The misfortune this couple endured is sobering: the loss of Eddie and Willie at young ages, Lincoln's melancholia and spells of deep depression, as well as the strains of the Presidency. Who can imagine the suffering of trying to keep a nation together while millions of American boys died in combat? The strain Lincoln endured is beyond imagination. Freedman tries to have the young reader put themselves in Lincoln's shoes. This is an instructive technique. Freedman also devotes considerable time to Lincoln's special father-son relationship with Tad, and his account of the assassination is outstanding. Russell Freedman grew up in San Francisco and attended the University of California, and Berkeley. He now lives in New York City. Bibliography Freedman, Russell. Lincoln: A Photobiography. New York: Clarion Books, 1987.
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Posted January 22, 2006
A good book
I read this for my Civil War Class, it was better than I expected...ironically, everyone else in my grade is a guy...I recommend this book if, like me, you were given a list of choices as to what books you could read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 8, 2006
A Biography of Lincoln
This book was easy to follow and understand. I have never been good with history but I really enjoyed reading this book. It explained parts of his life that the reader would find surprising. Every chapter had some new exciting information about Lincoln. The photos were good quality but it seemed there should have been more. I would recommend this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.