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Abraham Lincoln


It may be little exaggeration to say that the figure of Abraham Lincoln embodies the American ideal more so than any other U.S. president. Although he came from humble beginnings and held several odd jobs before launching his career in politics, Lincoln's determination and natural abilities brought him to the White House, where he led the struggle to preserve the union and emancipate the country's slaves. Lincoln's remarkable life, from his childhood to his role as Commander in Chief during the Civil War to his tragic death, is chronicled in this captivating volume.

Series: Pivotal Presidents: Profiles in Leadership

Interest Level: Grades 7-12

Reading Level: Grade 8

ISBN:  9781615309467 (E-book)

Copyright: ©2013


“Being President during the Civil War was a burden and sorrow to Abraham Lincoln, whose life was filled with personal challenges as well. Beginning with his childhood, the story shows how his character developed along with his love of learning. Illustrations in color and black and white proliferate; leading readers through young Lincoln’s many occupations. He proved himself as a state legislator and lawyer, turning to national politics in 1847 as representative from Illinois. ... Young readers will be fascinated by the difficulties Lincoln faced and how he handled them.” — School Librarian's Workshop

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