Search Results: "Abraham Lincoln"


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ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Lewis Helfand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Reasonably accurate—but the historical territory is already thoroughly surveyed elsewhere, and the unusual format doesn't compensate for the routine content. (appendix) (Graphic nonfiction. 11-13)"
Lincoln's life gets a graphic treatment, but the prose reads like a school report, and even the battle scenes look staged. Read full book review >

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Amy L. Cohn
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A timeline is appended, but there are neither source notes nor suggestions for further reading. (Picture book/biography. 7-11)"
"See that tall, tall man in the tall black hat? Know who he is? Read full book review >

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Thomas Keneally
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 30, 2002

"Exemplary and illuminating, even for readers well versed in Lincolniana."
A fine, brief life of the Great Emancipator by the Australian novelist (Woman of the Inner Sea, 1993, etc.) and biographer (American Scoundrel, p. 31, etc.). Read full book review >

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN by George McGovern
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Compact and commanding."
The greatness and imperfections of America's 16th president, captured by a former Democratic nominee for the White House. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"An appealing tasting menu for the banquet that is Lincoln."
Essays crafted from C-SPAN interviews of 55 writers on Lincoln. Read full book review >

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I AM ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Brad Meltzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"Successful neither as biography nor sermon. (photographs, archival illustration) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Our 16th president is presented as an activist for human and civil rights. Read full book review >

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER by Seth Grahame-Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2010

"The book's grotesque joviality should be fun for those looking for it."
The latest literary experiment from the author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2009). Read full book review >

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BECOMING ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Richard  Kigel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 6, 2017

"Kigel's emphasis on primary sources is refreshing, and he fashions an instructive work that will be especially useful for younger readers."
An intimate biography of young Abraham Lincoln from primary sources—i.e., those who knew him in his formative years. Read full book review >

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN COMES HOME by Robert Burleigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"The contemplative story is supported by an afterword and 'interesting facts' about the train's journey through the grieving nation. (notes, resources) (Picture book. 7-10)"
Two picture-book veterans choose a unique way of demonstrating President Lincoln's impact upon the people of the United States. Read full book review >

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JUST IN TIME, ABRAHAM LINCOLN by Patricia Polacco
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Rounded off with an afterword noting where some historical details have been telescoped, the episode will take a strong grip on readers' hearts and minds both. (Picture book. 9-12)"
The creator of January's Sparrow (2009) and Pink and Say (1994) sends two modern lads back to the Civil War for an encounter with President Lincoln and a shocked gander at an Antietam battlefield. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2012

"A marvel of history writing that makes complicated history clear and interesting. (selected bibliography, notes, picture credits) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass met only three times, but their friendship changed a nation. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"An unexpected, odd-angle approach to Lincoln that proves marvelously insightful."
Through the lens of a sensational 1856 Springfield, Ill., murder case, a historian focuses on Abraham Lincoln the lawyer and politician, four years before his election to the presidency. Read full book review >