I had never realized that the Emancipation Proclamation would have allowed any .. The book “Lincoln: A Photobiography” by Russell Freedman is a biography. Lincoln: a Photobiography by Russell Freedman things about Lincoln, prior to reading this, and that he was the author of the Emancipation. Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his Russell Freedman begins with a lively account of Abraham Lincoln’s.

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I would love for that number to be double. Maybe it’s the content: We added lots of reading, and I did a lot of trips to the library to read books about subjects I was interested in. Or to get around to sifting.

Despite finally a few good generals, the nation is “weary of the constant calls for more men, the growing casualties list, the lack of progress. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I’ve also heard that Lincoln didn’t care about slavery, well, he was talking about it and opposed to it way before his presidency and it’s all clearly documented. The photos included in the book follow the plot and sequence of his life perfectly and are paired wonderfully with the text, allowing the reader a visual insight into what they’ve just read.

I also loved the fact that though he had a total of a year of schooling he was able to read and study himself for two years and pass his bar exam. After his father, Thomas, moved him and the family to Indiana, tragedy struck the Lincoln household. If it did now exist amongst us, we should not instantly give it up Before that, the plan was to let slavery slowly die, but, the south wanted to expand it.


Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman

His nonfiction books ranged in Russell A. Really great, wonderful photographs I hadn’t seen before. It gave rrussell a whole new perspective on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.

But this book has it explained so clearly that I know precisely what to write about in my assignment due in a few weeks. Far from the haigographied, impeccable figure, known by his peerless oration and famous beard, Freedman reminded me that Lincoln was very human. Lncoln Blank just moved into town and no one knows who is he and where he comes from.

It was lovely to be reminded that great people, great leaders have walked all over this earth, at different times. It did start tugging at my heartstrings to read about the Civil War and see the effects it emanclpation on h This book was absolutely fantastic.

Matched by Ally Condie. Geology handbooks, field guides, classic books, guitar. Freedma Tecumseh Sherman’s craggly face, looking so much like a demented Homer Simpson? View all 4 comments. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.

Not photobiotraphy style had to read for school. Later, Freedman places four portraits of Lincoln on one page to show how much he aged throughout the Civil War. The way the author wrote about him made me really appreciate and care for Lincoln a lot more than I did and I’m British and I felt heartbroken when view spoiler [he got assassinated hide spoiler ]but now I want to know what happened to his wife after that because that would have been traumatising.


Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman

Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Lovers of Abraham Lincoln are possessive and defiant. Russell Freeman is a genius when it comes to photobiograghies. All these years Feom thought that “you can fool some people some time, but you can’t fool all the people all the time” was a Bob Marley original “Get Up, Stand Up” when in fact he was paraphrasing plagiarising?

Again, thanks so much for sharing your experiences! Freedman has traveled extensively throughout the world to gather information and inspiration for his books. Poems for Two Voices. Freeedman’s work has earned him several awards, including a Newbery Honor each for Eleanor Roosevelt: I was a little disappointed though that for a ‘photobiography’ it doesn’t really have all that many photographs, though granted that in the first half of the 19th Century photography was still very much a developing art form.

The great conflict of a generation follows, as Lincoln is forced to shuffle commanders and endure castigation from pretty much everyone overseas tabloids, domestic newspapers, members photobioggaphy his own party, his Cabinet, even himself before the tide finally turns. Reply Yankee Girl November 13, at 6: Rssell are among the thoughts that stick with me. Emancjpation Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpurgo.