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Abraham Lincoln: From Pioneer to President (Sterling Biographies Series)

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Honest Abe, The Great Emancipator, The Martyr: Abraham Lincoln was perhaps America’s greatest President. He is also deeply beloved by many, who are inspired by Lincoln’s unwavering sense of justice and willingness to fight for his beliefs. Young readers will marvel at Lincoln’s path to greatness from his humble beginnings as a poor Illinois rail splitter up through his election as America’s 16th President, and into the dark days of the Civil War leading to his tragic assassination. In addition to background on ...
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Overview

Honest Abe, The Great Emancipator, The Martyr: Abraham Lincoln was perhaps America’s greatest President. He is also deeply beloved by many, who are inspired by Lincoln’s unwavering sense of justice and willingness to fight for his beliefs. Young readers will marvel at Lincoln’s path to greatness from his humble beginnings as a poor Illinois rail splitter up through his election as America’s 16th President, and into the dark days of the Civil War leading to his tragic assassination. In addition to background on his childhood and his marriage to Mary Todd, numerous sidebars provide simple explanations to relevant historical events such as the Dred Scott Decision and the Mexican Wars.
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Children's Literature - Debbie Levy
The iconic self-educated man, Abraham Lincoln came from the nation's frontier, where he handled an axe "almost constantly," as he later wrote, from the time he was seven. He was handy with that tool but far more interested in books and learning. In a place where people worked hard and had little time to read, Lincoln made time for both. Once people came to see the widely read yet humble man as a natural leader, he rose quickly in politics, and the rest is, well, history. Young readers may know a bit of this history, but this biography will provide them with an appealingly up-close view of Lincoln, the man. The book does not ignore the larger picture of Lincoln's life and times, but it will win readers over with intimate details such as these: After Lincoln shot a wild turkey as a boy, he felt so bad about it he never hunted again; as an adult, he hated the nickname "Abe"; before signing the Emancipation Proclamation he rested his hand, trembling from hours of shaking hands at a New Year's party, so he would not have a wobbly signature that might make people think he had hesitated to sign. Part of the publisher's "Sterling Biographies" series, the book is chock full of archival artwork and photography as well as colorful quotations from primary sources. The book is pleasing to the eyes and, with its heavy, glossy pages, to the hands. A timeline and glossary are useful additions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402733963
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 2/1/2007
  • Series: Sterling Biographies Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 491,984
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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