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Abraham Lincoln
Contributor(s): Kanefield, Teri
ISBN: 1419731599     ISBN-13: 9781419731594
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
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Product Type: Hardcover
Published: September 2018
Annotation: Chronicles the life of Abraham Lincoln, from his childhood in the backwoods of Kentucky and accomplishments as a lawyer and statesman to his presidency, where he guided the country through the Civil War and helped end slavery in America.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Presidents; United States; Biography; Juvenile literature.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Political.; bisacsh
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Political
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Historical
Dewey: 973.7092
LCCN: 2018000200
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Making of America
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 6.00" W x 0.50" (0.82 lbs) 234 pages
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Contributor Bio(s):
Teri Kanefield is the author of Alexander Hamilton and Andrew Jackson from the Making of America series, as well as The Girl from the Tar Paper School and The Extraordinary Suzy Wright. She lives in San Luis Obispo, California.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2018 June)

Gr 5 Up—The author adroitly reviews the facts of Lincoln's entire life, divided into 16 chapters, and examines his emergence as a politician and his views on slavery. Kanefield covers his rise as a successful lawyer to his serving in the Illinois legislature and one term in the U.S. House of Representatives. His run for the U.S. Senate in 1858 thrust Lincoln into the national spotlight. The author makes clear that Lincoln's firm devotion to the principles of the Declaration of Independence and his belief that all men were entitled to the fruits of their labors guided his presidency as he led the nation toward the abolition of slavery. The author utilizes quotes from a variety of sources, including Michael Burlingame's Abraham Lincoln: A Life, and covers a wide range of historical issues, giving readers a sense of the complexity of Lincoln's time and the issues that divided the United States. Selected writings of Lincoln complete the back matter. It should be noted that factual errors exist throughout: Willie Lincoln was age 11 when he died, not age seven; and Ulysses Grant was a native of Ohio, not New York. VERDICT Libraries satisfied with the other titles in the series will probably want to add this volume to their collection.—Patricia Ann Owens, formerly at Illinois Eastern Community College, Mt. Carmel

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