A favorite subject of biography, Abraham Lincoln's personal and political life affords the historian broad emotional scope. In this factual and documented account of his life, Manuel Komroff treats the President from his birth to his death. The usual high points, his marriage and its disorders--the deaths of his children, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, the Civil War, his Presidency are all thoroughly explored. Without resorting to fancy, the author gives a vigorous and multi-dimensional account of Lincoln, using, to a large extent, contemporary sources. Appropriate for school libraries.