Lincoln: The Man Who Saved America

Lincoln: The Man Who Saved America

by David J Kent


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ISBN-13: 9781435165342
Publisher: Fall River Press
Publication date: 07/31/2017
Series: Illustrated Lives Series
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 352,293
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. It may help that I love Lincoln; but this biography taught me a lot that I'd never known before (no spoilers - you'll have to read it yourself!). Somehow, Mr. Kent managed to fit everything from small details about Lincoln's childhood to his martyrdom into this richly illustrated bio. It would delight the most well-versed scholars and the readers who know nothing of the man. The matter-of-fact style of writing, interspersed with beautiful paintings and early photography, portrays such a wide array of anecdotes, witticisms, and painful truths about Lincoln and his time. Kent has produced a masterpiece, yet never idealizes him as many do but gives the full portrait of a man humble, flawed, and yet heroic. He even worked in a brief lesson on the shifting political parties, and the topics have never been so pertinent as they are today. This is a must-read for any history buff or anyone looking to explore a new subject.
Ru_Smiln More than 1 year ago
A very informative and beautifully written book! The author did a great job introducing the life of Abraham Lincoln - from childhood to presidency to legacy. It is rather challenging to distill so many important facts and interesting anecdotes into a concise and easy-to-understand book. As the saying goes, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." Only a deep understanding of the history and the man himself would make it possible. Once again the author delivered an outstanding biography that exceeded expectations.
Dabester More than 1 year ago
This book is designed to appeal to a wide range of readers who want to learn things about Lincoln they may not have known are read in other biographies. Packed with colorful and rare illustrations, Lincoln: The Man Who Saved America is visually stunning and the writing is light and easy. The book begins with Lincoln's early childhood on the farm in Kentucky and follows him as the family moves to free state of Indiana. We look at his rudimentary, most self-taught education and the loss of his mother, then his sister. Now an adult, Lincoln moves to Illinois and, after two flatboat trips to New Orleans, strikes out on his own in New Salem. Additional chapters delve into the beginnings of his life in politics, his loves and family, and his life on the circuit and as a lawyer in Springfield. After being out of politics for several years, Lincoln is suddenly "aroused as never before" by passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act by rival Stephen A. Douglas, which is destined to spread slavery into the territories - and perhaps nation-wide. Running for president is covered in a chapter, and there are two chapters covering Lincoln's struggles to save the Union during the Civil War. The final chapter looks at his martyrdom and long-lasting legacy. Lincoln: The Man Who Saved America tells the story of a man who excelled beyond anyone's imagination, and who rose to power during the nation's most demanding trials. Through easy to read language and with spectacular photos, cartoons, and drawings in a format that blends the best of vivid writing with a graphical novel feel, this book brings out the incredible man who saved America from itself. I am the author of this book. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. See also my earlier books, Tesla: The Wizard of Electricity and Edison: The Inventor of the Modern World.