Abraham Lincoln: Great American President

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A biography profiling the life of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, and who is remembered as the savior of the Union and the man who freed the slaves. Includes source notes and timeline.
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Overview

A biography profiling the life of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, and who is remembered as the savior of the Union and the man who freed the slaves. Includes source notes and timeline.
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It goes without saying that the rise of Abraham Lincoln from an impoverished country boy to the White House remains one of the great success stories in American history. What is often overlooked in this classic rags-to-riches tale is the fact that Mr. Lincoln's climb to the presidency was marked by bitter disappointment, tragic personal losses, the supreme stress of civil war, and a final tragic death. This story of great highs and lows is capably presented in this chapter in the Compass Point Books "Signature Lives" series. Combining a solid text with well-chosen period illustrations author Haugen offers readers a fine introductory biography of President Lincoln. Many books have been written about Abraham Lincoln and this particular work sheds no new light on this man's life and times; however, it does provide a sound telling of this nearly mythological story. In the end, the author also demonstrates a sound understanding of Mr. Lincoln's strengths as a leader and a human being. In the author's words, "Lincoln possessed the perfect combination of qualities necessary for great leadership: honesty, compassion, courage, and a good sense of right and wrong." In making this assessment Haugen is correct and amplifies her message by recounting Mr. Lincoln's life in a clear and straightforward manner in this book. 2006, Compass Point Books, Ages 10 to 14.
—Greg M. Romaneck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756518509
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2005
  • Series: Signature Lives: Civil War Era Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 733,599
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Brenda Haugen started in the newspaper business and had a career as an award-winning journalist before finding her niche as an author. Since then, she has written more than 50 books and edited hundreds more, most of them for children. A graduate of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, Brenda lives in North Dakota with her dog, Alice, who chose Brenda when she went to the Humane Society thinking she was there to adopt another dog.
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