Lincoln: An Illustrated Life and Legacy

Overview

This remarkable book traces Lincoln’s life, from his humble beginnings to his first tentative steps into politics and his ground-breaking Emancipation Proclamation, and shows how his leadership allowed the Union to win the Civil War. Set against a backdrop of one of the most important eras in American history, Lincoln also reveals the private side of the president—his beliefs, his relationship with his wife, and his grief over the deaths of their children. It culminates with an examination of one of the greatest ...

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Overview

This remarkable book traces Lincoln’s life, from his humble beginnings to his first tentative steps into politics and his ground-breaking Emancipation Proclamation, and shows how his leadership allowed the Union to win the Civil War. Set against a backdrop of one of the most important eras in American history, Lincoln also reveals the private side of the president—his beliefs, his relationship with his wife, and his grief over the deaths of their children. It culminates with an examination of one of the greatest crimes in history: the first presidential assassination in American history.

Including 15 items of removable facsimile memorabilia, this book will enable you to understand this American hero as never before. The authentic documents include:

  • Lincoln’s original hand-written copy of the Gettysburg Address
  • A copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Lincoln
  • A broadside announcing “The Union is Dissolved”
  • The playbill from the play Lincoln was watching when he was assassinated
  • A wanted poster for Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435115927
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 7/24/2009
  • Pages: 61
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas F. Schwartz is the Illinois State Historian, based at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and Secretary of the Abraham Lincoln Association.

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  • Posted February 13, 2010

    Lincoln....The Greatest President

    If you are, at least, interested in any President, Lincoln should be the One to choose. This book contains reproductions of documents during his presidency and makes the book more exciting and most interesting.
    A Must for any Lincoln Buff and for all Libraries!

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  • Posted December 21, 2009

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    Glorious "Living History" of Lincoln

    I was in Washington, D.C. recently and saw many books on our Greatest President, but none of them, including some beautifully written and illustrated books by some of the foremost Lincoln Historians in the country could beat this book for the sheer Interactive design, the well-written (by Tom Schwartz, Illinois State Historian) biography, and the wonderful hands-on documents of Lincoln's life (especially for teachers, students, and for young Americans who need to know what a Real Great and Courageous, not to mention, Humane President was like).

    While the information about Abraham Lincoln contained in this book is really nothing new, the pockets of documents bring a sense of realism in that they make Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era come to life.

    This would make a most wonderful addition and a great Christmas-Hanukkah (belated) present to those interested in Lincoln, the Civil War, and United States History.

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  • Posted December 19, 2009

    He was an amazing president

    I love intreractive books. And one with one of my favorite presidents is even better. Very full of information and written very well.

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  • Posted December 5, 2009

    Very Interesting

    I found this book to be very interesting and it was really fun to me that I could look at copies of documents that looked original pertaining to this time of history. It was fun and enlightening. I would recommend it to anyone who loves history.

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