Abraham Lincoln (Lives)

Abraham Lincoln (Lives) by Thomas Keneally

Title: Abraham Lincoln (Lives)
Author: Thomas Keneally
ISBN10: 0297829785
ISBN13: 978-0297829782
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (February 20, 2003)
Language: English
Subcategory: Historical
Size PDF: 1664 kb
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Rating: 4.0/5
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Pages: 160 pages
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Abraham Lincoln (Lives) by Thomas Keneally


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Most people know little more about the US President Abraham Lincoln than how he met his end - assassinated in a theatre box by a gunman. But as Thomas Keneally, Booker prizewinning novelist for Schindler's Ark, shows in this short, but enthralling life that Lincoln's origins, his early life, his self-taught lawyer's career and how he became a politician and ultimately US president, is an epitome of the American dream. If Lincoln - without any benefits of class, wealth or contacts - could reach the pinnacle of US life then so might anyone else. Keneally has long been absorbed by Lincoln's life and letters, upon which he draws for his biography.