There is no greater symbol of the American presidency than Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln himself, his personality, the sources of his dedication and his idealism, remain very much a mystery. The sudden rise to world stature of a hard-traveling lawyer from the frontier, with no prominent family or social connections to back him, was a wonder of the age.Well over a thousand booksThere is no greater symbol of the American presidency than Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln himself, his personality, the sources of his dedication and his idealism, remain very much a mystery. The sudden rise to world stature of a hard-traveling lawyer from the frontier, with no prominent family or social connections to back him, was a wonder of the age.Well over a thousand books about Lincoln have been written and still the enigma remains, perhaps because it is the enigma of a young country finding its footing and its destiny. Yet, no part is deeper, more perplexing, than Lincoln s own beliefs about god and destiny.Featuring a foreword by Pulitzer prize-winning author Eric Foner, Lincoln For Beginners sets to demystify the man behind the legend."...
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Lincoln for Beginners Reviews
-Disclaimer: I won this book for free through goodreads giveaways in exchange for an honest review.-Interesting & unique!Abraham Lincoln was very important to American history. There are a lot of books on Lincoln, but this one would be a good book to begin your investigation. It gives you all the basics on his life and a little bit more. With comics!Giving readers more of a visual of whats going on in the book. Whether you are young or old this is the book for you!
I entered this giveaway because my granddaughter (who also enters these giveaways under her own goodreads account) asked me to enter it so she would have a better chance of winning it.She LOVES Abe Lincoln. He is and has always been one of her heroes, even when she was little. My granddaughter is very liberal minded, and she believes that all people -- black, white, gay, those transgendered folks, Mexicans, and all the rest -- should have equal rights. I was raised in a different generation, so I wasn't raised that way, but over the years, she has kind of brought me around to her way of thinking. Anyway. She loves Lincoln because of what he did for the colored folks back when they were still slaves. And I agree no man -- no matter what color his skin is -- should have ever been forced into slavery like that, so I like Lincoln, too.But she REALLY loves him. And now, she has a little boy of her own. He's 11 years old, and when she saw this book, she thought it would be perfect for him. She entered the giveaway, and then she called me and asked me to enter it to. So I did, and I happened to be the one that won it.So I gave it to her, and apparently, she and my great-grandson read this book together. (They do that a lot. Read books out loud together.)She told me to give it three stars. She really liked the book, and she said that it had a lot of useful information in it, but she said that for a "for Beginners" book, it was a little dry and hard to get through (for her son, not her). She said the chapters were way too long and full of too much information, and that the pictures were few and far between.She said that, if this book had been marketed as an adult book, she might have given it more than three stars, but she said it was hard for her to get Drake (that's my grandson) to pay attention to what she was reading to him after a while because there was just so much of it and it wasn't necessarily written in a style that is interesting to children.She said that Buhle, the person who wrote the book, was very obviously a Lincoln scholar who had great information and clearly was very passionate on the subject, but that he did not do a great job making the book a kid's book.Still, she said it had a lot of great information in it and that if you are an adult who would like to learn more about Lincoln's life, then you should pick up a copy.
Paul Buhle's Lincoln for Beginners does a magnificent job of demystifying the man behind the monuments in a way that bring to life a tumultuous era that ultimately defined the destiny of the United States of America. It features images and anecdotes that give young readers insights into the ideas and experiences that shaped arguably the most important leader in American history. After reading Lincoln for Beginners, Lincoln's rise to power and pivotal leadership during the Civil War are better understood as the products of his personal struggles and development as opposed to how he is usually presented as a stilted one-dimensional figure in classrooms.
This was a Goodreads give away. The "For Beginners" book normally use graphic novel format to offer introductory information about philosophers, historic figures or events. This book has a larger section of prose than other books I'm familiar with in this series. The author focuses more on people and events surrounding Lincoln and on details of the subject himself. This offers a perspective that doesn't mythologize or demonize Lincoln as many others have done. Lincoln is portrayed in a honest way which for me makes his greatness all the more impressive.