“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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As the noted editor of the Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln once wrote of Charnwood’s biography, “From its viewpoint Lincoln belongs not to one nation and one period, but to the world and to all time.

Abraham Lincoln

Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are moderate with light tint to the top page edges. In addition, there is little focus on his family life, his key political relationships or his close friendships. Abraham Lincoln Lord Charnwood At the risk of prejudicing his own retelling of the Lincoln story, Charnwood acknowledges his bias at the outset: I look forward to studying Lincoln’s speeches and life over again.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Log-in or comlete an account first! For these are not the compositions of a cloistered man of letters, they are the outpourings of an agitator upon the stump. 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.

It was not the mere matter of separation of the colonies from the motherland, it was the sentiment in the Declaration of Independence which gave liberty, not alone to the people of this country, but I hope to the world, for all future time. For perhaps not many conquerors, and certainly few successful statesmen, have escaped the tendency of power to harden or at least to narrow their human sympathies; but in this man a natural wealth of tender compassion became richer and more tender while in the stress of deadly ocmplete he developed an astounding strength.


Abraham Lincoln by Charnwood, Lord

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Thus Charnwood helps the reader catch what Hofstadter and others miss: The Missouri Compromise and its repeal are thoroughly exposed as proximate causes. How timid the northern politicians were before the war! Those unacquainted with the book should read it. Basler, in an early study of the Lincoln literature, observed of Charnwood’s Abraham Lincoln”There is a balanced proportion in the treatment of historical topics which is seldom found in Lincoln biographies; all the historical matter introduced is in direct connection with Lincoln.

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.

I highly recommend it to all. Nevertheless, we note that even Charnwood nods, for the closing paragraph of his biography seems to downplay Lincoln’s statecraft.

It was enough for Charnwood to summarize the argument of the inauguration speech and to conclude his comments with a quotation of its memorable, last two linocln.

I found quite a bit of information in this book that I had not known previously.

Evidence that Charnwood’s concern for intellectual honesty was in earnest can be found in a later essay, “Some Lincoln Problems,” published in the Anglo-French Review in Books by Godfrey Rathbone Benson Charnwood. Aug 28, Mohd Ashraf rated it it was amazing. Text in maps remain bright and clean, binding is secure, a scarce biographical book on one of America’s great presidents. The beginning of the book is a review of the history of America from a British point-of-view.


The hero is not buried among the facts. Lincoln’s most significant action as the President was Emancipation Proclamation which paved the way for the Thirteenth Amendment and the Abolishment of slavery. Douglas as seminal events for the nation: Charnwood, who also authored a biography of Theodore Roosevelt, died in at the age of Original black cloth, dust jacket. Better World Books Condition: The value o Very apt that I finished this biography on the date of Lincoln’s death. Very apt that I finished this biography on the date of Lincoln’s death.

It is done as though he is with you and is talking with you instead of you reading the book. Let me die in the advocacy of what is just and right. Since the founding, they bowed and scraped to the wishes of the politicians of the South, who controlled congress and the executive.

He practices the very thing he appreciates in Lincoln and hence displays before the reader the moral questions at the heart of American self-government.

He didnt check his sources, and yet it has become a classic, merely because it was read many times, and is an interesting books.