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Author : David Herbert Donald
ISBN : 9781439126288
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A masterful work by Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Herbert Donald, Lincoln is a stunning portrait of Abraham Lincoln’s life and presidency. Donald brilliantly depicts Lincoln’s gradual ascent from humble beginnings in rural Kentucky to the ever-expanding political circles in Illinois, and finally to the presidency of a country divided by civil war. Donald goes beyond biography, illuminating the gradual development of Lincoln’s character, chronicling his tremendous capacity for evolution and growth, thus illustrating what made it possible for a man so inexperienced and so unprepared for the presidency to become a great moral leader. In the most troubled of times, here was a man who led the country out of slavery and preserved a shattered Union—in short, one of the greatest presidents this country has ever seen.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1230836039
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 63. Chapters: Lincoln engines, Lincoln vehicles, Lincoln Continental, Lincoln Town Car, Lincoln Mark series, Lincoln Navigator, Lincoln MKS, Lincoln MKZ, Lincoln LS, Lincoln MKX, Lincoln Continental Mark V, Lincoln Continental Mark VII, Lincoln Versailles, Lincoln Continental Mark III, Lincoln Mark VIII, Lincvolt, Lincoln Continental Mark IV, Lincoln MKT, Lincoln-Zephyr, Lincoln Mark LT, Sunshine Special Presidential State Car, Lincoln Futura, Lincoln Capri, Lincoln MKR, Lincoln Blackwood, Lincoln Aviator, Lincoln K-series, Lincoln Custom, Lincoln-Zephyr V12 engine, SS-100-X, Lincoln MK9, Lincoln Liberty engine, Lincoln Y-block V8 engine, Lincoln Premiere, Lincoln-Mercury, Lincoln Navicross, Lincoln L-head V12 engine, Lincoln Cosmopolitan, Lincoln Lincoln, Lincoln Lido, Lincoln Sport, Lincoln V12 engine. Excerpt: The Lincoln Continental was an automobile produced by the Lincoln division of Ford Motor Company from 1939 to 1948 and again from 1956 to 2002. Despite often sharing underpinnings with less-expensive Fords in more recent years, the Lincoln Continental had usually been a distinctively platformed and styled, highly equipped luxury car in the course of its long history. The flagship Lincoln model during most of its run, the Continental name conveyed special cachet in the product line. During the 1980s, the Continental was downsized from a full-size to a mid-size Ford Taurus platform; this introduced the Continental to a wider range of competition from Europe and Japan. After the Continental was discontinued in 2002, it was largely replaced by the Lincoln LS V8. contemporaneous image of 1942 Lincoln Continental coupe 1948 Lincoln Continental convertibleThe first Lincoln Continental was developed as Edsel Ford's one-off personal vehicle, though it is believed he planned all along to put the model into production if...


Author : Russell Freedman
ISBN : 9780547532202
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height. This Newbery Medal-winning biography of our Civil War president is warm, appealing, and illustrated with dozens of carefully chosen photographs and prints. Russell Freedman begins with a lively account of Abraham Lincoln's boyhood, his career as a country lawyer, and his courtship and marriage to Mary Todd. Then the author focuses on the presidential years (1861 to 1865), skillfullly explaining the many complex issues Lincoln grappled with as he led a deeply divided nation through the Civil War. The book's final chapter is a moving account of that tragic evening in Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865. Concludes with a sampling of Lincoln writings and a detailed list of Lincoln historical sites. This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 2-3, Read Aloud Informational Text).
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Lincoln In The Bardo

Author : George Saunders
ISBN : 9780812985405
Genre : Fiction
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"From the seed of historical truth that is the death of President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son Willie, George Saunders spins a story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm ... Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state--called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo--a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie's soul."
Category: Fiction

The Collected Works Of Abraham Lincoln

Author : Abraham Lincoln
ISBN : 1434477061
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The collected letters, speeches, etc. written by Abraham Lincoln.
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Recollected Words Of Abraham Lincoln

Author : Don Fehrenbacher
ISBN : 0804764883
Genre : History
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This is the first comprehensive collection of remarks attributed to Abraham Lincoln by his contemporaries. Much of what is known or believed about the man comes from such utterances, which have been an important part of Lincoln biography. About his mother, for instance, he never wrote anything beyond supplying a few routine facts, but he can be quoted as stating orally that she was the illegitimate daughter of a Virginia aristocrat. Similarly, there is no mention of Ann Rutledge in any of his writings, but he can be quoted as saying when he was president-elect, “I did honestly and truly love the girl and think often, often of her now.” Did Lincoln make a conditional offer to evacuate Fort Sumter in April 1861? Did he personally make the decision to restore General McClellan to army command in September 1862? To whom did he first reveal his intention to issue an emancipation proclamation? Did he label the Gettysburg address a failure right after delivering it? Did he, just a few days before his assassination, dream of a president lying dead in the White House? All of these questions, and many others, arise from recollective quotations of Lincoln, and the answer in each instance depends upon how one appraises the reliability of such recollection.
Category: History

Lincoln At Gettysburg

Author : Garry Wills
ISBN : 9781439126455
Genre : History
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The power of words has rarely been given a more compelling demonstration than in the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln was asked to memorialize the gruesome battle. Instead, he gave the whole nation "a new birth of freedom" in the space of a mere 272 words. His entire life and previous training, and his deep political experience went into this, his revolutionary masterpiece. By examining both the address and Lincoln in their historical moment and cultural frame, Wills breathes new life into words we thought we knew, and reveals much about a president so mythologized but often misunderstood. Wills shows how Lincoln came to change the world and to effect an intellectual revolution, how his words had to and did complete the work of the guns, and how Lincoln wove a spell that has not yet been broken.
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A Lincoln His Last 24 Hours

Author : Waldo Emerson Reck
ISBN : 0899502164
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Details the last day in President Lincoln's life and the events leading up to his assassination and death, according to all the available and sometimes conflicting evidence
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Team Of Rivals

Author : Doris Kearns Goodwin
ISBN : 9780743270755
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An analysis of Abraham Lincoln's political talents identifies the character strengths and abilities that enabled his successful election, in an account that also describes how he used the same abilities to rally former opponents in winning the Civil War.
Category: Biography & Autobiography