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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Doris Kearns Goodwin
0684824906
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
The life and times of Abraham Lincoln have been analyzed and dissected in countless books. Do we need another Lincoln biography? In Team of Rivals, esteemed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin proves that we do. Though she can't help but cover some familiar territory, her perspective is focused enough to offer fresh insights into Lincoln's leadership style and his deep understanding of human behavior and motivation. Goodwin makes the case for Lincoln's political genius by examining his relationships with three men he selected for his cabinet, all of whom were opponents for the Republican nomination in 1860: William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, and Edward Bates. These men, all accomplished, nationally known, and presidential, originally disdained Lincoln for his backwoods upbringing and lack of experience, and were shocked and humiliated at...


Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America
William E. Gienapp
0195151003
Oct 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Harvard history professor Gienapp (The Origins of the Republican Party) devotes a mere 70 pages of his brief new biography to Abraham Lincoln's prepresidential life; in a volume that "synthesizes modern scholarship about Lincoln" with the author's own studies, the Civil War years rightfully get most of the attention. At 51, Lincoln was one of the youngest men to be elected president, and he was also the first Westerner. Something of an unknown to Republican Party power brokers back east, Lincoln didn't have time to prove himself viable before South Carolina seceded from the Union and the Civil War loomed. Gienapp's primary ambition is to show how the green, upstart president handled the four years of crisis that followed and how he became such an "extraordinary war leader." Throughout the book, he reveals Lincoln...


Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer
James L. Swanson
0060518499
February 2006
Hardcover
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Book Review
The Greatest Manhunt in American History For 12 days after his brazen assassination of Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth was at large, and in Manhunt, historian James L. Swanson tells the vivid, fully documented tale of his escape and the wild, massive pursuit. Get a taste of the daily drama from this timeline of the desperate search.

April 14, 1865 Around noon, Booth learns that Lincoln is coming to Ford's Theatre that night. He has eight hours to prepare his plan.
10:15 pm: Booth shoots the president, leaps to the stage, and escapes on a waiting horse.
Secretary of War Edwin Stanton orders the manhunt to begin. April 15 About 4:00 am: Booth seeks treatment for a broken leg at Dr. Samuel Mudd's farm near Beantown, Maryland. Cavalry patrol heads south toward Mudd farm.
Confederate operative...



Scholastic First Biography
Sonia W. Black
0439374812
Dec 2003
(Hardcover) - Spanish
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The Two American Presidents
Bruce Chadwick
0762851678
Aug 2001
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Civil War histories range from the insightful and the profound to the mundane and the mistaken. This comparative study of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis falls into the latter category. Chadwick's previous experience as the editor of a Civil War diary (Brother Against Brother: The Lost Civil War Diary of Lt. Edmund Halsey, Birch Lane, 1997) does not serve him well here. The narrative displays a haphazard acquaintance with recent scholarship and is riddled with factual errors, questionable judgments, plodding prose, and simple sloppiness; its analysis of the leadership skills of Lincoln and Davis recapitulates traditional interpretations, belying the publisher's overwrought claims that this is a "comprehensive, heavily researched work" that "offers a hitherto different perspective" on the Civil War. This deeply...


Lincoln
David Herbert Donald
068482535X
November 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Pulitzer prize winner Donald's biography was a PW bestseller for 11 weeks. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
Winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, most recently for Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe (LJ 12/86), Donald proves himself the superb biographer of Lincoln, though two recent biographies, Michael Burlingame's The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln (LJ 4/1/94) and Merrill Peterson's Lincoln in American Memory (LJ 10/1/94), are both important studies. Donald's profile of the 16th president focuses entirely on Lincoln, seldom straying from the subject. It looks primarily at what Lincoln "knew, when he knew it, and why he made his decisions." Donald's Lincoln emerges as ambitious, often defeated, tormented by his married life, but with a...


Abraham Lincoln
DK Publishing
0756608341
December 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States, led the nation through its darkest hour-the Civil War. Find out about Lincoln's childhood on a frontier farm, how a struggling small town lawyer became president, and why he became one of America's most revered leaders.

In this groundbreaking new series, DK brings together fresh voices and DK design values to give readers the most information-packed, visually exciting biographies on the market today. Full-color photographs of people, places, and artifacts, and sidebars on related subjects add dimension and relevance to stories of famous lives that students will love to read. Modern scholarship and a variety of narrative approaches give today's reader a chance to explore the extraordinary worlds of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. This new way of...


Abraham Lincoln
George Anastaplo
0847694313
Nov 1999
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Much has been written about Lincoln the wartime leader, Lincoln the emancipator and Lincoln the orator. Anastaplo (The Amendments to the Constitution: A Commentary), who teaches at several Chicago universities, tackles Lincoln the constitutional scholar. What, wonders Anastaplo, can close study of Lincoln's presidential addresses, messages and proclamations reveal about the complex matrix of thought that provided the ethical and legal foundation for Lincoln's public actions? Drawing not just on Lincoln's statements but also on the writings of philosophers (ranging from Aristotle to Theodore Parker) whom Lincoln is known to have read and respected, Anastaplo vividly reveals the 16th president's interpretation of the values expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. Covering some of the...


Abraham Lincoln
George Anastaplo
0847694321
June 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Much has been written about Lincoln the wartime leader, Lincoln the emancipator and Lincoln the orator. Anastaplo (The Amendments to the Constitution: A Commentary), who teaches at several Chicago universities, tackles Lincoln the constitutional scholar. What, wonders Anastaplo, can close study of Lincoln's presidential addresses, messages and proclamations reveal about the complex matrix of thought that provided the ethical and legal foundation for Lincoln's public actions? Drawing not just on Lincoln's statements but also on the writings of philosophers (ranging from Aristotle to Theodore Parker) whom Lincoln is known to have read and respected, Anastaplo vividly reveals the 16th president's interpretation of the values expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. Covering some of the...


Abraham Lincoln
Wil Mara
0516273345
March 2003
Paperback
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Card catalog description
A brief overview of the life of the man who was President of the United States during the difficult years of the Civil War and who issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing the slaves. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.


Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Doris Kearns Goodwin
0743539133
October 2005
Compact Disc
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Book Review
The life and times of Abraham Lincoln have been analyzed and dissected in countless books. Do we need another Lincoln biography? In Team of Rivals, esteemed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin proves that we do. Though she can't help but cover some familiar territory, her perspective is focused enough to offer fresh insights into Lincoln's leadership style and his deep understanding of human behavior and motivation. Goodwin makes the case for Lincoln's political genius by examining his relationships with three men he selected for his cabinet, all of whom were opponents for the Republican nomination in 1860: William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, and Edward Bates. These men, all accomplished, nationally known, and presidential, originally disdained Lincoln for his backwoods upbringing and lack of experience, and were shocked...


The Story Life of Abraham Lincoln
Wayne Whipple
1417941782
Aug 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
1908. A biography composed of five hundred true stories told by Abraham Lincoln and his friends selected from all authentic sources, and fitted together in order, forming his complete life history. Illustrated with 150 engravings from photographs, paintings, drawings and manuscripts, some of which have not before been published. From 100 authoritative sources has been selected the best-told story of every event in Lincoln's life, arranged in proper order and forming his complete connected biography. Endorsed by Lincoln students, Senators, Governors and prominent men of every kind. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.


Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Doris Kearns Goodwin
0743539125
October 2005
Audio
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Book Review
The life and times of Abraham Lincoln have been analyzed and dissected in countless books. Do we need another Lincoln biography? In Team of Rivals, esteemed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin proves that we do. Though she can't help but cover some familiar territory, her perspective is focused enough to offer fresh insights into Lincoln's leadership style and his deep understanding of human behavior and motivation. Goodwin makes the case for Lincoln's political genius by examining his relationships with three men he selected for his cabinet, all of whom were opponents for the Republican nomination in 1860: William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, and Edward Bates. These men, all accomplished, nationally known, and presidential, originally disdained Lincoln for his backwoods upbringing and lack of experience, and were shocked...


Abraham Lincoln
Lord Charnwood
1568330677
Feb 1998
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Though many portraits of the 16th President have been published since this first appeared in 1916, this remains one of the best.Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
Lord Charnwood's remains the best Lincoln biography.--William Kristol. The Weekly Standard


Abe Lincoln's Hat: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 2 Book)
Martha F. Brenner
0679849777
April 1994
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3-As a young lawyer, Abe Lincoln found that his stovepipe hat came in handy for more than just covering his head. It also served as a good place to keep important papers. Brenner weaves this and other anecdotes about our 16th president into this easy-to-read selection. Watercolor illustrations highlight the sometimes choppy but informative text. Pair with David Adler's A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln (Holiday, 1989) where beginning biographies are in demand.Lesley McKinstry, Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, OHCopyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist
Gr. 1-3. A far cry from the reverent tone of most children's books on Lincoln, this short, anecdotal biography actually humanizes him. Lincoln is shown as a struggling and somewhat...


DK Readers: Abraham Lincoln: Lawyer, Leader, Legend (Level 3: Reading Alone)
Justine Korman
0789473755
January 2001
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4-This book explores Lincoln's boyhood, middle years, and presidency. To the authors' credit, the text is readable and fact-laden. However, there is a tendency in the section on Lincoln's childhood to promulgate overstated myths. Is it necessary to state that "Abe would gladly walk 50 miles to borrow a new book" to get across the idea that he was a reader? Children, even the youngest readers, should not be subjected to florid writing when facts stated simply will do. The writing improves as it moves along in history, perhaps because the authors had more definitive information with which to work. The illustrations are well done in both content and placement. The maps, photographs, and drawings, in black and white and in color, extend the text and will satisfy the natural curiosity of ...


Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer
James L. Swanson
0060738359
February 2006
Compact Disc
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From Publishers Weekly
Thomas has done many solid jobs of acting in all mediums since his television days on The Waltons, but it's the memories of the wide open American country tones of his flexible voice that add immeasurably to his reading of the audio version of Swanson's intensive new book about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the full-throttle hunt for the conspirators who planned and carried out the deed. Thomas's nuanced but never hyped narration serves as a seamless link between the words of the individual characters he brings to life. Some of the voices work better than others: his Lincoln is perhaps a bit too young and straightforward, especially compared to the darker, richer oratory of actors connected to the role such as Raymond Massey. But his John Wilkes Booth is just about perfect, catching the desperation and...

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