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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The author draws the reader in with his tales of Lincoln’s adventure down the Ohio River to New Orleans, his struggles to make his own way in the world apart from his family and his break-up and ultimate marriage to Mary Todd. Although we all learn a little about Lincoln’s youth in this short, but informative, biography, it also provides plenty of quotes, facts, and stories of how this amazing man became the 16th President of the United States.

When I saw it listed as a ‘Newbery,’ I quickly located a copy. Photographs of dead soldiers; description of war and death. I really liked that so many quotes from people who knew Lincoln were included, it helped me relate to him more personally.

This book tells a detailed story about Abraham Lincoln and is accompanied by 90 black and white photographs and prints. A Photobiography by Russell Freedman.

Rather than the clean and antiseptic view expected of war in a children’s book, it begins with Lincoln’s inauguration, with Washington being placed on full military alert, complete with snipers lining the rooftops and a battery of howitzers overlooking the unfinished Capitol building. Kazumi Reads In this blog is a collection of reviews for the teen and tween who is looking for something to read.

Before that, the plan was to let slavery slowly die, but, the south wanted to expand it. Left in other hands we may be living in an entirely different county today.

Lincoln: A Photobiography

It gave me a whole new perspective on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Following the life of an American icon, this text tries to capture the image of the man that history has mostly glossed over. I was a little disappointed though that for a ‘photobiography’ it doesn’t really have all that many photographs, though granted that in the first half of the 19th Centur As a Newbery Medal winner, the award given for “the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children,” I suppose I am not really the intended audience for this book.


This book does a fantastic job of including first-hand accounts of the backwoods boy who became a successful lawyer, statesman and leader of the United States.

Although Lincoln was strongly attracted the Mary, he courted and proposed to only break it off. From the moment he saw it in Louisiana, Lincoln had always known that it was immoral and unconstitutional; slavery was was about denying people their inalienable rights that our forefather’s died for and Lincoln, himself, knew the burden of being bound to a master because of the laws that were imposed on him as an adolescent; if he took on a job and made money, it would go directly to his father, who didn’t appreciate him.

In this book, readers will learn about Lincoln the man, the politician, and the heroic figure we all have grown to respect and admire. Stephen Douglas, who seemed the natural and predetermined winner of the upcoming competition. I cried at the image of Lincoln, sitting alone before a debate with the great orator, Stephen Douglas. Although relatively simple in its writing freeeman, it left nothing of importance out in terms of “oh, a child couldn’t possibly understand!

It did photobiovraphy tugging at my heartstrings to read about the Civil War and see the effects it had on h This book was absolutely fantastic.

Nov 27, Fatima Siddiqi rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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. January 1, Publisher’s recommended age s: His Gettysburg address is so short that a photographer who set up as Lincoln took the podium did not have a chance to take a picture. The contrast in heights between Freedmsn and the Stephen “Little Giant” Douglas, whose differently sized photos photobigraphy juxtaposed?


This book was very informative a great for young children learning about history. At the end of the book are additional resources like “A Lincoln Sampler” which are some of his famous quotes, list and descriptions of Lincoln memorials, monuments, and museums, and more books about Lincoln. Then there are the photlbiography.

Then the author focuses on rhssell presidential years toskillfullly explaining the many complex issues Russsll 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, Based on 4 reviews. However, there is something different about the content found in this book that differentiates itself.

Then the author focuses on the presidential years toskillfully explaining the many complex issues Lincoln grappled with as he led a deeply divided nation through the Civil War.

This book won the Newbery Award so I know it was written for teens, but Z thoroughly enjoyed it as an adult who is not a big history buff.

I am also trying to expand this blog by reviewing audiobooks, ebooks, and anime series so let me know if you find anything interesting! I cannot express how powerful and evocative the Civic War images are; when photoboography read, and see the pictures, not only does this provoke our senses, but it drives home the point of the story.

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Freedman’s account opened up whole new wo Is there photobilgraphy better than a children’s book that doesn’t dumb down for children? Common Sense is a nonprofit organization. Seeing Lincoln at home and in his private moments, readers will understand his depth as a man and as a leader.