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The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Maryby Candace Fleming
Synopses & Reviews
Offering an admirable balance of the private and the public, Candace Fleming's joint history of Abraham and Mary Lincoln gives young readers a palpable sense of the 19th century. With its old-style typeface, plentiful period photographs, maps and documents, and well-chosen stories, the book reveals both the opportunities and the immense stresses faced by these two remarkable individuals. Organized... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review) in short sections that are roughly chronological and wonderfully designed, Fleming's text moves easily between husband and wife, so that, for instance, readers first learn about the president's impressive cabinet appointments and then get Mary's judgment: Secretary of State Cameron, for one, was "an utter thief." The end of their story is certainly sorrowful, but Fleming's informative, illuminating scrapbook is full of life. Abby McGanney Nolan frequently reviews children's books for The Washington Post Book World. Reviewed by Abby McGanney Nolan, Washington Post Book World (Copyright 2006 Washington Post Book World Service/Washington Post Writers Group)
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The award-winning author of "Ben Franklin's Almanac" and "Our Eleanor" has created an enthralling joint biography of one of the nation's greatest presidents and his complex wife unlike any other--a scrapbook history that uses photographs, letters, engravings, and even cartoons to form an enthralling museum on the page.
About the Author
Candace Fleming is the prolific author of many critically acclaimed, bestselling books for children. She lives in Oak Park, Illinois.
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