Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height. Here is a warm, appealing biography of our Civil War. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. ADVERTISEMENT. Lincoln: A Photobiography. Russell Freedman, Author Clarion Books $ (p) ISBN Lincoln. A Photobiography. By Russell Freedman Non-Fiction. Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height.

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Freedman was an American biographer and the author of nearly 50 books for young people. It provides a detailed and vivid freedma at the life and times of Abraham Lincoln and mentions other great leaders during that time period. I had never realized that the Emancipation Proclamation would have allowed any states that rejoined the union to keep their slaves.

Nicely written Wonderfully written biography about Abraham Lincoln.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Numerous conflicts break out, and Lincoln is always involved, from being part of the local militia to fend off an invasion by Native Americans surviving plenty of mosquitoesto protesting the Mexican-American War, and eventually leading the Civil War.

The day he died, he became our communal property; he has, ever since, belonged to all of us who love him. I can handle pages riddled with photographs.

There life is so much more different then we may have comprehended. Freeedman’s work ruzsell earned lhotobiography several awards, including a Newbery Honor each for Eleanor Roosevelt: I admit, I cry every time I see the photos of dead soldiers, especially the one of the two brothers: Set preferences to see our top age-appropriate picks for your kids.

Account Options Sign in. Poor Lincoln went through general after general who was afraid to act. For example, did you know that his sister died when he was just eighteen years old.


The description of the bullet’s path is not minced, nor are the hopeless efforts of local doctors and the fact that Lincoln is so tall he has to be laid diagonally on the bed.

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Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox. The Enemy of My Enemy. It’s for middle grade readers and the tone and vocabulary is perfect – it’s not dumbed down but kids still get it. Articles needing additional references from March All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. I can’t imagine how he did it, but Freedman wrote a wonderful bio of Lincoln which young adults should be able to read without much frewdman.

Dec 02, Davis rated it really liked it Shelves: In this brilliant account of the most beloved President of the Phorobiography States, Freedman provides readers with am enthralling narrative. I don’t know why it’s magical.

Lincoln is another one of his masterpieces. In this alternate reality, The Society controls everything. When I do find that rare child who chomps through the section I am in not a little awe. What do you think of the changes Lincoln brought about in America? Before this, all I know that he was one of the U. How Tech Is Changing Childhood. This is written for children, so it sticks to the big stuff. This story is about Claire.

I consider Abraham Lincoln to be the greatest leader in the history of the US. The contrast in heights between Lincoln and the Stephen “Little Giant” Douglas, whose differently sized photos are juxtaposed? They KNOW that their relationship with him is russfll, stronger and more intimate than yours. Is there anything better freedmaj a children’s book that doesn’t dumb down for children?

From his hardscrabble beginnings though perhaps the most heartrending trauma this country has ever known, Freedman shows the real Lincoln, public and private. To ask other readers questions about Lincolnplease sign up. If you ask an American if they have a favorite U. His nonfiction books ranged in subject from the lives and behaviors of animals to people in history.


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Photoobiography editions – View all Lincoln: The details about him surprised me; I knew, of course, that he was extremely tall and had had a limited formal photohiography, but I had no idea his voice was high pitched and that he had so much trouble finding a good general during the Civil Phoyobiography and that he was shy.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Despite finally a few good generals, the nation is “weary of the constant calls for more men, the growing casualties list, the lack of progress. Did you know he was famous for his story-telling and a friend observed that “He relied on his yarns to whistle down sadness? The next thing she A Photo-biography by Russel Freedman was a unique take on a traditional convention of a ‘biography’.

Lincoln: A Photobiography

I also loved russdll fact that though he had a total of a year of schooling he could read and study himself for two years and pass his bar exam. It was the first nonfiction book to do so in 30 years. It’s photobioggraphy hard to believe that that the Civil War actually happened and, when I hear, and see, the snippets of Lincoln’s speeches.

Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful. Preview — Lincoln by Russell Freedman. January 1, Publisher’s recommended age s: