As the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth approaches, new biographies will honor America's sixteenth president. With an abundance of Lincoln titles to consider, this account offers readers nothing new. Errors and omissions weaken this biography, missing opportunities to incorporate material which would strengthen the text, emphasizing the theme of Lincoln's courage. The narrative does not specify that most of Lincoln's challenging childhood occurred on the Indiana frontier. Lincoln's militia service in the Black Hawk War, shaping his attitudes regarding war, is not discussed. Lincoln's 1858 debates, boldly asserting his antislavery views, with Stephen A. Douglas while campaigning for a U.S. Senate seat are not mentioned, nor does this biography refer to Lincoln's momentous Cooper Union Address in February 1860, which made him a viable presidential candidate known nationally. The text wrongly suggests Lincoln started the Civil War. The simultaneous impact of federal victories at Vicksburg and Gettysburg is ignored. This account does not address Lincoln steadfastly withstanding public criticism and political challenges to being reelected in 1864. Collard's biography does not tell how Lincoln bravely walked through the streets of Richmond, Virginia, on April 4, 1865, soon after federal troops captured that city. A quotation describing Mary Lincoln's fragile emotional state is not referenced. Recommended resources overlook the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield. Part of the "American Heroes" series.