Abraham Lincolnby Benjamin P. Thomas
In this one-volume biography, Benjamin P. Thomas presents all the significant events and achievements in the life of one of the greatest presidents, and greatest men, in American historyAbraham Lincoln. Aside from the usually myth-making of this American figure, i.e. his humble upbringing by a pioneer family; his diligent dedication to self-education; and… See more details below
In this one-volume biography, Benjamin P. Thomas presents all the significant events and achievements in the life of one of the greatest presidents, and greatest men, in American historyAbraham Lincoln. Aside from the usually myth-making of this American figure, i.e. his humble upbringing by a pioneer family; his diligent dedication to self-education; and his remarkable rise from small town lawyer to presidential candidate, Thomas also gives the full account of a skillful politician and complicated man, who took on an enormous amount of personal and public responsibility during the greatest crisis in our nation's history. Hence, there is no doubt that Abraham Lincoln: A Biography is the complete resource for learning about the makings of a truly great American hero.
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This book was so outstanding. After reading this book you feel like you know Abe himself. This is a perfect book for students or people who just want to know about the 16th president.
This book was very well written, but Lincoln is not the great and perfect man this book and many other people portray him as. In order to save the Constitution, Lincoln put it on hold. He suspended it. When Virginia was receding from the Union, Lincoln arrested anyone who disagreed or tried to protest on his decisions. He didn't allow the person being arrested to have a trial. He simply dumped them into jail. The man was a tyrant, as much as some people hate to acknowledge it. He even threatened Roger B. Taney, Chief Justice, when he stood up to Lincoln and said, 'Hey, this isn't right.' Lincoln ignored him, for the most part, but made it quite clear that if Taney protested again, he would be thrown into jail. But I do recognize that the man was a brilliant leader.
great book about a great man. For many years i have wanted to read more about our history, this was my first book on my journey. there are many books on lincoln and not having read any others besides this one i cannot say it is the best, but it sure did a great job. It put to rest alot of rumors that have been circulating about lincoln. Please note that the books intention is not to do away with rumors, but certain things he had to do, can very easily be viewed as something different. therefore, breed incorrect assumptions.
An easy to follow account of Mr. Lincoln throughout his entire life, and a well written text that paints vivid images in your mind page after page. Highly recommended to anyone from High School ages and up. The final chapter is a helpful guide to further lincoln literature.