“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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These include Abraham Lincoln, which he published in as an accurate biography, and Theodore Roosevelt inanother historical biography. Amit Singh rated it it was amazing Jan 05, It is the best one-volume study of Lincoln, unless the reader is more interested in day-to-day facts, and for that, David Herbert Donald is unexcelled. Presidents Premium Edition Lord Charnwood Those who read Lincoln’s important letters and speeches see in him 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.

Abraham Lincoln

Manasa rated it really liked it Sep 21, Elaborate map illustrating military operations included in the back of the book. Twitter Facebook Email Tumblr.

Thus Charnwood helps the reader catch what Hofstadter and others miss: He didnt check his sources, and yet it has become a classic, merely because it was read many times, and is an interesting books.


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

In short, biography with a marked emphasis on political philosophy is legitimate when the subject is Lincoln. For he was a citizen of that far country where there is neither aristocrat nor democrat. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject.

Charnwood, who also authored a biography of Theodore Roosevelt, died in at the age of The writing style of the book is reverential. Jay Adatiya rated it really liked it Sep 29, Aug 28, Mohd Ashraf rated it it was amazing.

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. How timid the northern politicians were before the war! Chase must have really been a good man before he fell in love with his own goodness. As the introduction to the recently reissued edition of Charnwood’s biography remarks of Lincoln: Nov 01, Priyanka Pathak rated it liked it.

Lord Charnwood’s comprehensive biography, among the first major books about the sixteenth president, presents a sensitive and literate portrait, tracing Lincoln’s rise from humble origins to the highest office in the land and recapturing the profound humanity of his character.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. He was educated at Winchester and Balliol College, Oxford. Those turn of the century British lords really were something else I didn’t like the perspective of this book.

Charnwood’s Lincoln: Biography as Civics Lesson

Garden City first brought out an edition inand did 14 printings between that year and — fortunately, the ownership signature on front flyleaf is dated and pinpoints this as most likely the second Garden City printing.


Simply stated, Charnwood’s Abraham Lincoln: No trivia or quizzes yet.

One of the best books on Lincoln I have in my library. Abraham Lincoln By Charnwood, Lord.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Much lincolh and important insight into Lincoln is gleaned from his pre-presidency including his hardscrabble youth, his efforts to become a successful lawyer and his early political career.

Abraham Lincoln by Charnwood, Lord

Since the founding, charnwoov bowed and scraped to the wishes of the politicians of the South, who controlled congress and the executive. New York and Great Britain: For example, where others dismiss Herndon’s Lincoln as a work “destitute of veracity and animated by sheer spite,” Charnwood concludes that Herndon “believed, and believed quite rightly, that the most unvarnished presentment of any and every incident of his life or trait of his character was the greatest service that could be done to his just fame.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.