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Books with title Abraham Lincoln's World

  • Who Was Abraham Lincoln?

    Janet B. Pascal, Who HQ

    Paperback (Penguin Workshop, Nov. 20, 2008)
    Born to a family of farmers, Lincoln stood out from an early age—literally! (He was six feet four inches tall.) As sixteenth President of the United States, he guided the nation through the Civil War and saw the abolition of slavery. But Lincoln was tragically shot one night at Ford’s Theater—the first President to be assassinated. Over 100 black-and-white illustrations and maps are included.
  • Abraham Lincoln's World

    Genevieve Foster, Joanna Foster

    Paperback (Beautiful Feet Books, Dec. 1, 2003)
    1945 Newbery Honor Title With her whimsical and informative illustrations and timelines, Foster has magnificently captured a remarkable age and a remarkable man. The author earned her reputation by her masterful display of "horizontal history" telling the story of world events in the geo-political sphere, while giving as much importance to advances in science, medicine, music, art, literature, and exploration. Thus, while Abe Lincoln was a boy romping the woods of Kentucky, Thomas Jefferson was completing his eighth year as president, George III reigned in Great Britain and Napolean was about to meet his Waterloo. Beethoven and Sir Walter Scott were at the height of their creative powers, while Victor Hugo was staging plays at school. By the time Lincoln was old enough to help his father chop wood, other young boys and girls were being prepared for the future parts they would play. Harriet Beecher was reading anything she could get her hands on, Charles Darwin was collecting toads, crabs and shells, and the impoverished boy Dickens was working in a shoe blacking factory in London. When Lincoln opened his shop in Salem, David Livingstone was exploring Africa, and thousands of Americans were opening up the West on the Oregon Trail. The spirit of freedom was moving around the globe as the abolitionist movement gained power in the States and serfdom saw its demise in Russia. Technologically the world was bursting with the invention of the telegraph, the railroad and the steamboat.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    James Russell Lowell

    language (, May 17, 2012)
    This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
  • I am Abraham Lincoln

    Brad Meltzer, Christopher Eliopoulos

    Hardcover (Dial Books, Jan. 14, 2014)
    We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this lively, collectible picture book biography series from New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer. “Kids always search for heroes, so we might as well have a say in it,” Brad Meltzer realized, and so he envisioned this friendly, fun approach to biography – for his own kids, and for yours. Each book tells the story of one of America’s icons in an entertaining, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers, those who aren’t quite ready for the Who Was series. Each book focuses on a particular character trait that made that role model heroic. For example, Abraham Lincoln always spoke up about fairness, and thus he led the country to abolish slavery. This book follows him from childhood to the presidency, including the Civil War and his legendary Gettysburg Address. This engaging series is the perfect way to bring American history to life for young children, and to inspire them to strive and dream.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Emma E. Haldy, Jeff Bane

    eBook (Cherry Lake Publishing, Jan. 15, 2016)
    The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Abraham Lincoln in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a timeline and other informative backmatter.
  • Who Was Abraham Lincoln?

    Janet Pascal, Kevin Pariseau, Listening Library

    Audiobook (Listening Library, June 25, 2019)
    Born to a family of farmers, Lincoln stood out from an early age - literally! (He was six feet four inches tall.) As 16th president of the United States, he guided the nation through the Civil War and saw the abolition of slavery. But Lincoln was tragically shot one night at Ford’s Theater - the first president to be assassinated.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Erin Edison

    eBook (Capstone Press, Dec. 21, 2015)
    Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. Learn about his childhood, his early work, and his role in ending slavery.
  • Meet Abraham Lincoln

    Barbara Cary

    Paperback (Random House Books for Young Readers, Jan. 2, 2001)
    This warmly told biography of our sixteenth president is enriched by many authentic but seldom told anecdotes and complemented by bold color illustrations that capture the spirit of Lincoln and his era.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Wilbur Fisk Gordy

    language (C. Scribner's Sons, Oct. 18, 2014)
    From inside the book:"Heroes and Leaders in American History," is a series which will include many of the men, in various fields of service in our national life, who have had much to do with making our country what it is to-day.In writing this volume my aim has been to make real to my young readers Abraham Lincoln; first as a youth who worked and struggled in the backwoods to prepare himself for greater usefulness; then as a man raised by his own merits to positions of responsibility; and, finally, as a leader of a great nation, who through four of the most troubled years of that nation's history carried its burdens amid peril and crisis; but always and under all circumstances as one who was simple, honest, and friendly, living true to high and unselfish motives of service to his fellow men.This pre-1923 publication has been reformatted for the Kindle and may contain an occasional defect from the original publication or from the formatting process.
  • Abraham Lincoln's Dueling Words

    Donna Janell Bowman, Adam Grupper, Recorded Books

    Audiobook (Recorded Books, Aug. 21, 2018)
    As a young lawyer, Abraham Lincoln was known for his sense of humor. But in 1842, he did something so rascally - so downright mean - he was challenged to a duel. Lincoln needed his wit and a healthy dose of humility to save his life and his career. He didn't know it at the time, but the future of this great country was at stake. Ultimately, what he referred to as the meanest thing he had ever done taught Lincoln to be a better man.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Elizabeth Raum, Oxford Designers and Illustrators

    eBook (Heinemann, Nov. 1, 2014)
    This biography examines the life of Abraham Lincoln. The book includes biographies of other historical people and a family tree.
  • Abraham Lincoln

    George McGovern, William Dufris, Macmillan Audio

    Audiobook (Macmillan Audio, Dec. 23, 2008)
    Abraham Lincoln towers above the others who have held the office of president - the icon of greatness, the pillar of strength whose words bound up the nation's wounds. His presidency is the hinge on which American history pivots, the time when the young republic collapsed of its own contradictions and a new birth of freedom, sanctified by blood, created the United States we know today. His story has been told many times, but never by a man who himself sought the office of president and contemplated the awesome responsibilities that come with it.