Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom

Abraham Lincoln: A New Birth of Freedom

by Janet Benge, Geoff Benge

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Overview

"From the flag-draped presidential box, Abraham Lincoln watched the popular comedy on stage at the Ford Theater. As he laughed at a funny line -- Bang! A single shot rang out from a small derringer, the sound barely audible over the laughter of the crowd. Abe slumped forward, blood running from behind his left ear."

When President Lincoln died the next morning, the United States mourned as it had never mourned before. An assassin had killed the man who had led Americans through the bloody turmoil of the Civil War with an unswerving commitment to rebuilding a strong and united country.

Abe Lincoln had never set his sights on becoming president; after all, he'd grown up in a log cabin on the frontier and had hardly any formal schooling. But as the question of slavery threatened to destroy the United Sates, this self-taught lawyer with a sharp mind and passion for justice found himself at the center of the greatest debate the nation had ever faced.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016466163
Publisher: Emerald Books
Publication date: 05/06/2013
Series: Heroes of History
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 783 KB

About the Author

Janet and Geoff Benge are a husband and wife writing team with more than twenty years of writing experience. Janet is a former elementary school teacher. Geoff holds a degree in history. Together they have a passion to make history come alive for a new generation of readers. Originally from New Zealand, the Benges make their home in the Orlando, Florida, area.

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