The ideal concise biography of an American icon— now available in paperback for the bicentennial of his birth
The self -mad e man from a log cabin, the great orator, the Emancipator, the Savior of the Union, the martyr—Lincoln's story is at the very heart of American history. But who was he, really? In this outstanding biography, award-winning author Thomas Keneally follows Lincoln from his impoverished birth through his education and presidency. From the development of his political philosophy to his troubled family life and his actions during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln is an incisive study of a turning point in our history and a revealing portrait of a pivotal figure.
About the Author
Thomas Michael Keneally, AO (born 7 October 1935) is an Australian novelist, playwright and author of non-fiction. He is best known for writing Schindler's Ark, the Booker Prize winning novel of 1982 which was inspired by the efforts of Poldek Pfefferberg, a Holocaust survivor. The book would later be adapted to Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
"Keneally's excellent brief biography benefits from the compression and from the dramatic value of crisp wording and sharpness of detail."-"The New York Times Book Review"
Series: Penguin Lives Biographies
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 183
Published: 1st January 2009
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 18.19 x 12.8 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1