Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

By Tanya Lee Stone

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Lots of crisp photos make this 128-page biography from DK publishing pleasant reading.

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Abraham Lincoln

By Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

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This classic picture book version of the life of Abraham Lincoln is good for sharing with school groups.

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Abe Lincoln Goes to Washington, 1837-1865

By Cheryl Harness

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Tells of Lincoln's life as a lawyer in Springfield, a devoted husband and father, and president during the Civil War years.

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A Picture Book of Abraham Lincoln

By David A. Adler

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Follows the life of the popular president, from his childhood on the frontier to his assassination after the end of the Civil War.
Also available in Spanish.

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The Emancipation Proclamation

By Michael J. Martin

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Explores the events leading up to Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, which freed most slaves, and its effects on the course of the Civil War.

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Time Travel with Russell Freedman

Award-winning author Russell Freedman takes readers to important places and times with his true stories of courage in hard times. Pick up one of his books, and you may find yourself face to face with Abraham Lincoln, dancer Martha Graham, or Chinese philosopher Confucious. Talk about an excellent adventure!

The Death of John Wilkes Booth

By Lieutenant Edward Doherty

The Account of the Officer in Charge

On April 24, 1865, Lieutenant Edward Doherty sits on a bench across from the White House conversing with another officer. The arrival of a messenger interrupts the conversation. The messenger carries orders directing Doherty to lead a squad of cavalry to Virginia to search for Booth and Herold. Scouring the countryside around the Rappahoneck River, Doherty is told the two fugitives were last seen at a farm owned by Richard Garrett. Doherty leads his squad to the farm arriving in the early morning hours of April 26.

A Tale of Two Presidents and One City

 

"Fredericksburg; may it increase and its commerce flourish." --Toast by George Washington, 1784

Fredericksburg-area residents and visitors have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Washington and Lincoln. Both presidents were entertained lavishly across the river at Chatham estate, but under very different circumstances.