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
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).