Synopses & Reviews
Honest Abe, The Great Emancipator, The Martyr: Abraham Lincoln was perhaps Americaand#8217;s greatest President. He is also deeply beloved by many, who are inspired by Lincolnand#8217;s unwavering sense of justice and willingness to fight for his beliefs. Young readers will marvel at Lincolnand#8217;s path to greatness from his humble beginnings as a poor Illinois rail splitter up through his election as Americaand#8217;s 16th President, and into the dark days of the Civil War leading to his tragic assassination. In addition to background on his childhood and his marriage to Mary Todd, numerous sidebars provide simple explanations to relevant historical events such as the Dred Scott Decision and the Mexican Wars.
Three of American history's most influential and beloved leaders are profiled in these new Sterling Biographies for young readers. From the political accomplishments to the personal lives of Lincoln, Washington, and Kennedy, these biographies introduce a new generation to these exceptional men. Full color.