Lincoln

Author: David Herbert Donald

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439126283

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 720

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A masterful work by Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Herbert Donald, Lincoln is a stunning portrait of Abraham Lincoln’s life and presidency. Donald brilliantly depicts Lincoln’s gradual ascent from humble beginnings in rural Kentucky to the ever-expanding political circles in Illinois, and finally to the presidency of a country divided by civil war. Donald goes beyond biography, illuminating the gradual development of Lincoln’s character, chronicling his tremendous capacity for evolution and growth, thus illustrating what made it possible for a man so inexperienced and so unprepared for the presidency to become a great moral leader. In the most troubled of times, here was a man who led the country out of slavery and preserved a shattered Union—in short, one of the greatest presidents this country has ever seen.
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Abraham Lincoln

Amerikas großer Präsident ; eine Biographie

Author: Jörg Nagler

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406622151

Category:

Page: 463

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Abraham Lincoln

Author: Christi E. Parker

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9781433390272

Category: Education

Page: 24

View: 5464

Abraham Lincoln is often considered one of the greatest American presidents. Readers will discover the incredible things Lincoln accomplished during his time as president and the impact he made on slavery, the Civil War, and the country. The easy to read text and enlightening facts highlight such aspects of Lincoln's presidency as the Emanicpation Proclamation, the Battle of Gettysburg, and how the popular and electoral votes led to his nomination. Detailed images and illustrations show readers real examples of documents and photos of Ford's Theater, where John Wilkes Booth committed Lincoln's assassination. Readers will feel engaged from cover to cover!
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Abraham Lincoln

Author: BreAnn Rumsch

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1616131160

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 9781

The United States president preserves, protects, and defends the U.S. Constitution. Each president's term influences events in America and around the world for years to come. This biography introduces young readers to the life of Abraham Lincoln, beginning with his childhood in Knob Creek, Kentucky. Information about Lincoln's early career as a lawyer as well as New Salem's postmaster and deputy county surveyor is discussed. In addition, his family and personal life are highlighted. Easy-to-read text details Lincoln's military service during the Black Hawk War and his political career as a member of the Illinois state legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives. Finally, students will explore key events from Republican president Lincoln's administration, including the American Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Gettysburg Address, the Thirteenth Amendment, and his assassination by John Wilkes Booth. Beautiful graphics showcase the primary source documents and photographs. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars help put essential information at students' fingertips. In addition, a quick-reference chart provides easy access to facts about every U.S. president. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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Abraham Lincoln

eine politische Biographie

Author: Georg Schild

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Presidents

Page: 269

View: 755

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A. Lincoln

A Biography

Author: Ronald C. White

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588367754

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 816

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“If you read one book about Lincoln, make it A. Lincoln.”—USA Today NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • The Philadelphia Inquirer • The Christian Science Monitor • St. Louis Post-Dispatch. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE CHRISTOPHER AWARD Everyone wants to define the man who signed his name “A. Lincoln.” In his lifetime and ever since, friend and foe have taken it upon themselves to characterize Lincoln according to their own label or libel. In this magnificent book, Ronald C. White, Jr., offers a fresh and compelling definition of Lincoln as a man of integrity–what today’s commentators would call “authenticity”–whose moral compass holds the key to understanding his life. Through meticulous research of the newly completed Lincoln Legal Papers, as well as of recently discovered letters and photographs, White provides a portrait of Lincoln’s personal, political, and moral evolution. White shows us Lincoln as a man who would leave a trail of thoughts in his wake, jotting ideas on scraps of paper and filing them in his top hat or the bottom drawer of his desk; a country lawyer who asked questions in order to figure out his own thinking on an issue, as much as to argue the case; a hands-on commander in chief who, as soldiers and sailors watched in amazement, commandeered a boat and ordered an attack on Confederate shore batteries at the tip of the Virginia peninsula; a man who struggled with the immorality of slavery and as president acted publicly and privately to outlaw it forever; and finally, a president involved in a religious odyssey who wrote, for his own eyes only, a profound meditation on “the will of God” in the Civil War that would become the basis of his finest address. Most enlightening, the Abraham Lincoln who comes into focus in this stellar narrative is a person of intellectual curiosity, comfortable with ambiguity, unafraid to “think anew and act anew.” A transcendent, sweeping, passionately written biography that greatly expands our knowledge and understanding of its subject, A. Lincoln will engage a whole new generation of Americans. It is poised to shed a profound light on our greatest president just as America commemorates the bicentennial of his birth. From the Hardcover edition.
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Abraham Lincoln and the Forge of National Memory

Author: Barry Schwartz

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226741987

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 367

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Abraham Lincoln has long dominated the pantheon of American presidents. From his lavish memorial in Washington and immortalization on Mount Rushmore, one might assume he was a national hero rather than a controversial president who came close to losing his 1864 bid for reelection. In Abraham Lincoln and the Forge of National Memory, Barry Schwartz aims at these contradictions in his study of Lincoln's reputation, from the president's death through the industrial revolution to his apotheosis during the Progressive Era and First World War. Schwartz draws on a wide array of materials—painting and sculpture, popular magazines and school textbooks, newspapers and oratory—to examine the role that Lincoln's memory has played in American life. He explains, for example, how dramatic funeral rites elevated Lincoln's reputation even while funeral eulogists questioned his presidential actions, and how his reputation diminished and grew over the next four decades. Schwartz links transformations of Lincoln's image to changes in the society. Commemorating Lincoln helped Americans to think about their country's development from a rural republic to an industrial democracy and to articulate the way economic and political reform, military power, ethnic and race relations, and nationalism enhanced their conception of themselves as one people. Lincoln's memory assumed a double aspect of "mirror" and "lamp," acting at once as a reflection of the nation's concerns and an illumination of its ideals, and Schwartz offers a fascinating view of these two functions as they were realized in the commemorative symbols of an ever-widening circle of ethnic, religious, political, and regional communities. The first part of a study that will continue through the present, Abraham Lincoln and the Forge of National Memory is the story of how America has shaped its past selectively and imaginatively around images rooted in a real person whose character and achievements helped shape his country's future.
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Lincoln

A Photobiography

Author: Russell Freedman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547532202

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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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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A. Lincoln, His Last 24 Hours

Author: Waldo Emerson Reck

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780899502168

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

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Details the last day in President Lincoln's life and the events leading up to his assassination and death, according to all the available and sometimes conflicting evidence
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Lincoln im Bardo

Roman

Author: George Saunders

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641211956

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Während des amerikanischen Bürgerkriegs stirbt Präsident Lincolns geliebter Sohn Willie mit elf Jahren. Laut Zeitungsberichten suchte der trauernde Vater allein das Grabmal auf, um seinen Sohn noch einmal in den Armen zu halten. Bei George Saunders wird daraus eine allumfassende Geschichte über Liebe und Verlust, wie sie origineller, faszinierender und grandioser nicht sein könnte. Im Laufe dieser Nacht, in der Abraham Lincoln von seinem Sohn Abschied nimmt, werden die Gespenster wach, die Geister der Toten auf dem Friedhof, aber auch die der Geschichte und der Literatur, reale wie erfundene, und mischen sich ein. Denn Willie Lincoln befindet sich im Zwischenreich zwischen Diesseits und Jenseits, in tibetischer Tradition Bardo genannt, und auf dem Friedhof in Georgetown entbrennt ein furioser Streit um die Seele des Jungen, ein vielstimmiger Chor, der in die eine große Frage mündet: Warum lieben wir überhaupt, wenn wir doch wissen, dass alles zu Ende gehen muss?
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Abraham Lincoln

Author: Lora Polack Oberle

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736810869

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Examines the life of Abraham Lincoln, tracing his roots as a poor farmer, his rise through politics, and his critical decisions during the Civil War.
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Abraham Lincoln

Author: David Colbert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416998934

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 6108

You're about to be an eyewitness to the ten crucial days in Abraham Lincoln's life, including: A tragic loss that sets a boy on a course for greatness A career sacrificed to protest an unjust war A state resorting to treason to preserve slavery A president who learns the most difficult decisions are made alone And a promise made to every citizen that American's salves will be free. These days and five others shook Lincoln's world - and yours.
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Recollected Words of Abraham Lincoln

Author: Don Fehrenbacher,Virginia Fehrenbacher

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804764889

Category: History

Page: 648

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This is the first comprehensive collection of remarks attributed to Abraham Lincoln by his contemporaries. Much of what is known or believed about the man comes from such utterances, which have been an important part of Lincoln biography. About his mother, for instance, he never wrote anything beyond supplying a few routine facts, but he can be quoted as stating orally that she was the illegitimate daughter of a Virginia aristocrat. Similarly, there is no mention of Ann Rutledge in any of his writings, but he can be quoted as saying when he was president-elect, “I did honestly and truly love the girl and think often, often of her now.” Did Lincoln make a conditional offer to evacuate Fort Sumter in April 1861? Did he personally make the decision to restore General McClellan to army command in September 1862? To whom did he first reveal his intention to issue an emancipation proclamation? Did he label the Gettysburg address a failure right after delivering it? Did he, just a few days before his assassination, dream of a president lying dead in the White House? All of these questions, and many others, arise from recollective quotations of Lincoln, and the answer in each instance depends upon how one appraises the reliability of such recollection.
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Recollections of Abraham Lincoln

Author: Ward Hill Lamon

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803279506

Category: History

Page: 337

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When President-elect Abraham Lincoln was preparing to go to Washington he appealed to his old friend and law partner Ward Hill Lamon: ?I want you to go along with me. . . . In fact I must have you. So get yourself ready and come along.? Lamon journeyed from Springfield to Washington in 1861 and returned to Illinois in mourning in 1865. Lincoln chose Lamon as his bodyguard when he slipped into Washington by night to foil conspirators intent on murder. The president sent him on missions and appointed him marshal of the District of Columbia. During that time of civil war Lincoln was often dispirited, and Lamon tried to cheer him. These recollections were compiled from Lamon?s notes and papers by his daughter, Dorothy, and published in 1895. The expanded second edition of 1911 has been used for this reprinting. Recollections of Abraham Lincoln has often been cited for its firsthand testimony about key episodes and incidents, including at the phantom-like train trip to Washington in 1861, a visit to Charleston during the secession crisis, and Lincoln?s foreboding dreams. As James A. Rawley points out in his introduction, Lamon?s recollections of Lincoln?s personal qualities an presidency are important to history.
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Lincoln on Democracy

Author: Abraham Lincoln,G. S. Boritt

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823223459

Category: History

Page: 416

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Back in print after ten years, this unique book brings together 141 speeches, speech excerpts, letters, fragments, and other writings by Lincoln on the theme of democracy. Selected by leading historians, the writings include such standards as the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address, but also such little-seen writings as a letter assuring a general that the President felt safe-drafted just three days before Lincoln's assassination. In this richly annotated anthology, the writings are grouped thematically into seven sections that cover politics, slavery, the union, democracy, liberty, the nation divided, and the American Dream. The introductions are by well-known historians: Gabor Borritt, William E. Gienapp, Charles B. Strozier, Richard Nelson Current, James M. McPherson, Mark E. Neely, Jr., and Hans L. Trefousse. In addition, each section's title page displays a photograph of Lincoln from the time period covered in that section, with a paragraph describing the source and the occasion for which the photograph was made.
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Abraham Lincoln

A Courageous Leader

Author: Sneed B. Collard

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761421627

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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"A juvenile biography of Abraham Lincoln, our sixteenth president"--Provided by publisher.
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Abraham Lincoln

Author: J.C. Power

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5877534629

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Abraham Lincoln, his great funeral cortege, from Washington City to Springfield, Illinois. With a history and description of the National Lincoln Monument.
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Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln

Sixteenth President of the United States; and Commander-in-chief of the Army and Navy of the United States

Author: David Brainerd Williamson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Campaign literature, 1864

Page: 171

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Abraham Lincoln

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 36

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Lincoln's Sanctuary

Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers' Home

Author: Matthew Pinsker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198036692

Category: History

Page: 272

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After the heartbreaking death of his son Willie, Abraham Lincoln and his family fled the gloom that hung over the White House, moving into a small cottage in Washington, D.C., on the grounds of the Soldiers' Home, a residence for disabled military veterans. In Lincoln's Sanctuary, historian Matthew Pinsker offers a fascinating portrait of Lincoln's stay in this cottage and tells the story of the president's remarkable growth as a national leader and a private man. Lincoln lived at the Soldiers' Home for a quarter of his presidency, and for nearly half of the critical year of 1862, but most Americans (including many scholars) have not heard of the place. Indeed, this is the first volume to specifically connect this early "summer White House" to key wartime developments, including the Emancipation Proclamation, the firing of McClellan, the evolution of Lincoln's "Father Abraham" image, the election of 1864, and the assassination conspiracy. Through a series of striking vignettes, the reader discovers a more accessible Lincoln, demonstrating what one visitor to the Soldiers' Home described as his remarkable "elasticity of spirits." At his secluded cottage, the president complained to his closest aides, recited poetry to his friends, reconnected with his wife and family, conducted secret meetings with his political enemies, and narrowly avoided assassination attempts. Perhaps most important, he forged key friendships that helped renew his flagging spirits. The cottage became a refuge from the pressures of the White House, a place of tranquility where Lincoln could refresh his mind. Based on research in rarely tapped sources, especially the letters and memoirs of people who lived or worked at the Soldiers' Home, Lincoln's Sanctuary offers the unexpected--a completely fresh view of Abraham Lincoln--through the window of a place that helped shape his presidency.
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