“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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You are commenting using your WordPress. The Conditions Of The War ,etc This biography is a classic with universal appeal.

The Missouri Compromise and its repeal are thoroughly exposed as proximate causes. Charnwood thus endeavors to make sense of any apparent inconsistencies in Lincoln’s thoughts or actions, especially with regards to this tension between liberty and consent: By the same token, the same equality principle that justifies government by the consent of the governed mandates that government exists to secure the equal rights of the governed, thus indicating the end to which consent ought to be directed.

Xbraham recommend the paperback edition; there are many editions now. A Cardinal Edition, December, Despite its age this book stands the test of time and is an intelligent look at Lincoln who is among the great men of our time. This latter is my own view. Definitely my favorite biography — worth reading if you’ve never read it.


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Outstanding piece of work. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. Garden City Publishing Co, n. Interestingly enough, he says complets will serve as a “tribute” to Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln

The book is written in a formal style which I found as a deterrent to become an interesting read. Refresh and try again. This century-old biography of Abraham Lincoln is engaging and well-worth reading. June 26, at 3: But in lieu of his own interpretation of the speech, Charnwood notes the religious imagery therein and then offers his own assessment of that most enigmatic characteristic of Lincoln: From the grinding poverty of his boyhood in the backwoods of Kentucky and Indiana and his early struggles as a prairie lawyer, the author charts Lincoln’s elevation to the Illinois legislature, Congress, and the presidency, culminating in his role as commander in chief during the bloodiest struggles in American history.

Tight, attractive later printing of this publisher’s “Star Book” edition of the standard biography, first published in Email required Address never made public. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Abraham Lincoln By Charnwood, Lord. And he did it knowing better than any other man that he was doing something of great national importance, involving at least great national risk.

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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To cite another example, Charnwood quotes from Alexander Stephen’s infamous “corner stone” speech upon the adoption of a constitution for the Southern Confederacy, which reads in part: A farce or a comedy is best played; a tragedy is best read at home.


Brown cloth over boards gilt lettering and design on the spine blind stamped title on the front and on the spine.

Aug 28, Mohd Ashraf rated it it was amazing. Those principles he found in the Declaration of Independence. As the noted editor of the Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln once wrote of Charnwood’s biography, “From its viewpoint Lincoln belongs not to one nation and one period, but to the world and to all time.

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As preserver of the Union and emancipator of the slaves, Lincoln aabraham a unique niche in the pantheon of American leaders. Lincoln’s leadership from the time he was first elected to the presidency and the war are well chronicled in this book. Jay Adatiya rated it really liked it Sep 29,