Virginia Eifert, author of several historical juveniles, writes here a compassionate history of a man and of a war. Although...

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Virginia Eifert, author of several historical juveniles, writes here a compassionate history of a man and of a war. Although the subject of Abraham Lincoln is a familiar one to adult and juvenile biography, Virginia Eifert in her integrated study of the man and the events which conspired to make him great, approaches him with considerable freshness. Dramatically emphasizing the personal problems with which he was embroiled-- the death of two sons, the constant need to protect and assuage the volatile Mrs. Lincoln-- a portrait emerges here of a troubled but, deeply dedicated man. There is no attempt made to criticize the President, but rather to establish him in the context of those small and large events which shaped his role as President, parent, and martyr.

Pub Date: Feb. 2, 1958

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Publisher: Dodd, Mead

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1958