Lincoln: A Photobiography

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1987 - 150 pages
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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 Medal-winning 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 Lincoln's 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 book's final chapter is a moving account of that tragic evening in Ford's 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 2-3, Read Aloud Informational Text).

  

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Review: Lincoln: A Photobiography

User Review  - Frank - Goodreads

I loved this book. Geared mostly towards a younger crowd I think--as well as adults, Mr. Freedman brought up some interesting points. For example, the reason we never see Lincoln smile is because in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carl Nelson - Goodreads

1988 Newbery Medal recipient. Well written account of Abraham Lincoln's life, with many photographs throughout the text. The book is written at a very age-appropriate level, presenting issues simply ... Read full review

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Russell Freedman received the Newbery Medal for LINCOLN: A PHOTOBIOGRAPHY. He is also the recipient of three Newbery Honors, the Sibert Medal, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and was selected to give the 2006 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. Mr. Freedman lives in New York City.

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