Search Results: "Margarette Lincoln"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PIRATE'S HANDBOOK by Margarette Lincoln
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Wright's book contains a bit more of information and a bibliography, but Lincoln's is so attractive that it's a natural for book talks and browsing. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Snippets of all things related to pirates fill this intriguing volume, subtitled, ``How to Become a Rogue of the High Seas.'' Lincoln (Amazing Boats, 1992) draws heavily from the collection of the National Maritime Museum of London for historical information and artwork. Read full book review >

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LINCOLN by Milton Meltzer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A splendid book, for every library. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Describing Lincoln as "one of the greatest masters of the English language," Meltzer lets him speak eloquently for himself, skillfully selecting passages from Lincoln's speeches, letters, and other writings to characterize the man, follow the development of his ideas, and exemplify his achievements. Read full book review >

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LINCOLN by David Herbert Donald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A magisterial work, destined to assume its place with those of Beveridge, Sandburg, Thomas, and Oates as a standard life of Lincoln. (Book-of-the-Month Club split main selection; History Book Club main selection)"
In a significant contribution to Lincoln scholarship, distinguished historian and Pulitzer Prizewinning biographer Donald (Harvard; Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe, 1987, etc.) draws a richly detailed, absorbing portrait of our 16th president. Read full book review >

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LINCOLN by Russell Freedman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 16, 1987

"This is a necessary purchase for all collections—and an opportunity for librarians to scrutinize earlier biographies on Lincoln that have long occupied their shelves."
Relying on the recent scholarly biographies that have argued that many famous Abraham Lincoln stories are myths, Freedman carefully introduces a more realistic portrait than is usually found in juvenile biographies. Read full book review >

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LINCOLN by Fred Kaplan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2008

"A highly readable, often insightful analysis of an unequaled prose master for whom writing was 'the supreme artifact of human genius.'"
How the 16th president used—and transformed—the English language. Read full book review >

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LINCOLN ON LINCOLN by Paul M. Zall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"A collection that casts a strong light, but so much of it falls behind the president that shadows obscure his face—and much of his character."
Excerpts from Lincoln's autobiographical writings, some quite brief, selected, edited, and annotated by Zall, a senior researcher at the Huntington Library. Read full book review >

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A. LINCOLN by Ronald C. White Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 20, 2009

"Likely to be frequently cited during the bicentennial celebration of Lincoln's birth."
Huntington Library fellow White (The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words, 2005, etc.) offers a lively, comprehensive life of the 16th president. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 2, 1998

"Not the least bit dispassionate, but highly evocative eyewitness history."
The turbulent, even toxic political atmosphere of Washington is contrasted with the deep humanity and political wisdom of Abraham Lincoln in these revealing reports of a Civil War journalist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"An entertaining and even moving work of popular history. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A vigorous, detailed record of the crucial campaign for the presidency during the last bitter stages of the Civil War. Read full book review >

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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"A fine introduction to what promises in 2013 to become a nationwide discussion."
As we near its sesquicentennial, a distinguished Lincoln scholar examines the problematic history of the Emancipation Proclamation. Read full book review >