Cover image for Abraham Lincoln
Title:
Abraham Lincoln
Author:
Roberts, Jeremy, 1956-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications Co., [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Profiles the self-educated man who arose from poverty to become the sixteenth president of the United States, focusing on how his virtues enabled him to overcome many personal and political difficulties.
Language:
English
Contents:
The wrestler -- Rough beginnings -- New Salem -- Springfield -- Congressman Lincoln -- Speeches and debates -- "Right makes might" -- War -- Reconciliation -- Legacy.
Reading Level:
980 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.8 7 Quiz: 35113 Guided reading level: W.
ISBN:
9780822508175
Format :
Book

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Abraham Lincoln, one of the greatest American presidents, was an unlikely figure to rise to power. After educating himself, he spent years practicing law on the frontier before coming to the White House. Charming many with his honesty and his rough, folksy humor -- and offending others with his unpolished ways -- Lincoln proved his intelligence, political savvy, and love of country by leading the nation through one of its bitterest trials, the Civil War (1861-1865). Brought down by an assassin's bullet at the end of the war, Lincoln is forever remembered as the man who preserved the Union and brought an end to slavery. Book jacket.


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Gr 5-7-These well-organized biographies focus on each man's childhood environment, young adult experiences, education, and leadership roles in his respective era of American history. Information is divided into eight chapters that are arranged into clearly marked subsections, making research easy. Highlighted boxes point out intriguing details about the time periods or aspects of each president's life. Lincoln includes a piece about his writing, along with a poem he wrote in 1846 and an explanation of the controversial biography written by his law partner, William Herndon, after the assassination. Washington features a segment on myths, dispelling the cherry-tree scenario and its origin and verifying the wooden-teeth tidbit. Numerous photos, facsimiles, maps, political cartoons, and drawings enhance the handsome presentations. The author documents facts with source notes and a bibliography. Good solid additions.-Rita Soltan, Oakland University, Rochester, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introduction: the Wrestlerp. 7
1 Rough Beginningsp. 9
2 New Salemp. 19
3 Springfieldp. 27
4 Congressman Lincolnp. 35
5 Speeches and Debatesp. 47
6 "Right Makes Might"p. 57
7 Warp. 67
8 Reconciliationp. 84
Epilogue: Legacyp. 99
Timelinep. 102
Source Notesp. 104
Selected Bibliographyp. 106
Further Reading and Websitesp. 107
Indexp. 110