Lincoln: A Photobiography

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By Russell Freedman
Publisher Clarion Books
Lincoln: A Photobiography
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Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height. This Newbery Medalwinning biography of our Civil War president is warm, appealing, and illustrated with dozens of carefully chosen photographs and prints.Russell Freedman begins with a lively account of Abraham Lincolns boyhood, his career as a country lawyer, and his courtship and marriage to Mary Todd. Then the author focuses on the presidential years (1861 to 1865), skillfullly explaining the many complex issues Lincoln grappled with as he led a deeply divided nation through the Civil War. The books final chapter is a moving account of that tragic evening in Fords Theatre on April 14, 1865. Concludes with a sampling of Lincoln writings and a detailed list of Lincoln historical sites. This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 23, Read Aloud Informational Text).

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22853 words22,853 words
160 pages160 pages
Lexile NC1040LLexile NC1040L
Grade 2 to 8Grade 2 to 8
Age 7-13Age 7-13
Published 1987Published 1987

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