Lincoln: A Photobiography (Houghton Mifflin social studies)
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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).
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war was over. The American Civil War had lasted almost exactly four years and cost the nation more than six-hundred thousand lives—about equal to the death toll in all other U.S. wars combined, before and since. Neither side had expected the war to last so long. And neither side had expected it to end slavery The strain of war. A sampling of photographs taken during Lincoln's four years in office shows how the pressures and anxieties of the war became etched in his face. April 10, 1865. A
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States and Mexico, which had broken out in 1846. By the time Lincoln took his seat in Congress, American troops had occupied Mexico City The Mexican government was about to sign a peace treaty giving up more than two-fifths of its territory—including the present states of California, Nevada, and Utah, most of Arizona and New Mexico, and parts of Wyoming and Colorado. Many Whigs had opposed the Mexican War. They accused President fames Polk's Democratic administration of starting the conflict on