“Abraham Lincoln” is the biography of Lincoln by British author, scholar and Review of “Abraham Lincoln” by Lord Charnwood of this book than in any complete book I can remember over the past several months. Author: Lord Charnwood. Release Date: May 11, [EBook .. the whole of Abraham Lincoln’s kindred are now out of the story. They. This book about Abraham Lincoln, the famous American president. By reading this book you can Abraham Lincoln: A Complete Biography: Lord Charnwood.

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Because the writer is not American, because he is raised in a very different political system he is acutely aware of what the American President is and is not.

Charnwood’s Lincoln: Biography as Civics Lesson

This, our new government, is the first in the history of the world based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth. We see in a different way Charnwood’s devotion to an “unvarnished Lincoln” at lkrd close of chapter 6, abrahamm he announces that the remaining six chapters of the biography will focus on Lincoln’s presidency and in particular the salient controversies attending chaarnwood actions to prosecute the war.

If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save if by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. It was not the mere matter of separation of the colonies from the motherland, it was the sentiment in the Declaration of Independence which gave liberty, not alone to the people of this country, but I hope to the world, for all future time.

His biography remains one of the earliest works on Lincoln available to the modern reader. The subject is painful to study and face but it should be done. According to that noted sage of Lincolniana, Carl Sandburg, Lincoln once remarked, “It matters not to me whether Shakespeare be well or ill acted; with him the thought suffices.

Abraaham helps you keep track of books you want to read. Original black cloth, dust jacket. First Edition Thus, 2nd Printing. It possesses a noble rhythm that elevates it to the status of Classics.

As preserver of the Union and emancipator of the slaves, Lincoln occupies a unique niche in the pantheon of American leaders.


Abraham Lincoln

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Feb 17, Rosie rated it it was amazing. What more could one ask of a political thinker of the highest rank? In the words of Basler written in It was enough for Charnwood to summarize the argument of the inauguration speech and to conclude his comments with a quotation of its memorable, last two paragraphs.

His bography of Abraham Lincoln in various stages of his career.

I didn’t like the perspective of this book. Trivia About Abraham Lincoln. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are moderate with light tint to the top page edges. Definitely my favorite biography — worth reading if you’ve never read it.

Abraham Lincoln, at this crisis of his life, did, in pursuance of his peculiarly cherished principle, forge at least a link in the chain of events which actually precipitated the war. I found quite a bit of information in this book that I had not known previously. A good read mostly talking about American civil war, rather than Lincoln’s life.

Those who read Lincoln’s important letters and speeches see in biograaphy at once a great gentleman; there were but a few among the really well educated men of America who made much of his lacking some of the minor points of gentility to which most of them were born; but of those few Chase betrayed himself at once.

Reflecting in the concluding chapter on the many “great deeds To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

Weik and published inhe says, “The observation which has often been made, that Herndon’s book would have been a valuable one if only he had had the discretion to omit some slightly displeasing details, is one against which I cannot refrain from entering a most earnest protest.

Log-in or create an account first! Lincoln’s project for perpetuating self-government loomed so large in his life that to miss or downplay it is to biogrsphy comprehend it and hence subvert the attempt at a good biography of the man and his times.

Those turn of the century British lords really were something else The hero is not buried among the facts.

Review of “Abraham Lincoln” by Lord Charnwood

It is also a political history of the North and South in the era of the war. No tears, bent pages, bookseller label on the back inside lower left corner. Want to Read saving….


abrahxm So you definitely read this book. More than one of my colleagues in the Law School have found this work more than illuminating when asked for a good read. It is the best one-volume study of Lincoln, unless the reader is more interested in xomplete facts, and for that, David Herbert Donald is unexcelled. Other books in the series. In compleet estimation, though, the good Lord Charnwood’s first effort to chronicle the life and times of Abraham Lincoln stands with nary a peer precisely for its clarity and didacticism in presenting Lincoln as man and statesman.

Five star seller – Buy with confidence! You are commenting using your Twitter account. The book lkncoln very good at discussing Lincoln’s origins, basic American history, and the history of slavery and abolitionism from the time of the government’s founding through to the end of the civil war.

People from around the world admire his eloquence as a spokesman for democracy and fighter for the oppressed. Charnwood paid additional tribute to Lincoln’s public and private character in the Anglo-French Review essay, written a few short years after the publication of his great biography, with this excerpt a testimony of his sure grasp of the moral and political grandeur of Abraham Lincoln: Skip to main content Skip to quick search Skip to global navigation.

We belabor this point over emancipation because of what it tells us about Charnwood the biographer as well as Lincoln bioyraphy president. Civil War 1 – 10 of books.

In short, those who seek earnestly for the unvarnished Lincoln also will find consistent arguments in defense of the equal rights to liberty hy kept alive his greatest hope for the American nation. Swapnil rated it liked it Nov charnowod, One may or may not agree with it in every point, but of its profoundly original quality, or its moral dignity, of its intellectual grasp, and of its fulness of suggestion in regard to political and moral problems of all time, there can be no doubt.

Sign In Register Help Cart. No mere dramatist he, Shakespeare was for Lincoln a political teacher of the highest order.