The Life of Abraham Lincoln

The Life of Abraham Lincoln

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by Ida M. Tarbell
     
 

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The Life of Abraham Lincoln. (born February 12, 1809, near Hodgenville, Kentucky, U.S.—died April 15, 1865, Washington, D.C.) 16th president of the United States (1861–65), who preserved the Union during the American Civil War and brought about the emancipation of the slaves. Among American heroes, Lincoln continues to have a unique appeal for his fellow…  See more details below

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The Life of Abraham Lincoln. (born February 12, 1809, near Hodgenville, Kentucky, U.S.—died April 15, 1865, Washington, D.C.) 16th president of the United States (1861–65), who preserved the Union during the American Civil War and brought about the emancipation of the slaves. Among American heroes, Lincoln continues to have a unique appeal for his fellow countrymen and also for people of other lands. This charm derives from his remarkable life story—the rise from humble origins, the dramatic death—and from his distinctively human and humane personality as well as from his historical role as saviour of the Union and emancipator of the slaves. His relevance endures and grows especially because of his eloquence as a spokesman for democracy. In his view, the Union was worth saving not only for its own sake but because it embodied an ideal, the ideal of self-government. In recent years, the political side to Lincoln's character, and his racial views in particular, have come under close scrutiny, as scholars continue to find him a rich subject for research. The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., was dedicated to him on May 30, 1922.

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ISBN-13:
9781612980164
Publisher:
United Holdings Group
Publication date:
12/11/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,218,805
File size:
543 KB

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The life of Abraham Lincoln: drawn from original sources and containing many speeches, letters, and telegrams hitherto unpublished, and illustrated wi 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It tells almost the true story of A. Lickon
KielEWyote More than 1 year ago
The content of this book is great, it gives a lot of great information of the life of Abraham Lincoln. It's downfall is the formatting. It's almost like someone ran this book through a scanner, ran optical character recognition, and didn't even bother to read the output. Sometimes you have to decipher what the word is, other places there should be an image (but only shows random strings of characters), and then there are random paragraphs that aren't supposed to be there. I guess that for 99 cents, I can't complain.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago