Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

DK Publishing | 2005 | 8 and up


Abraham Lincoln

Over 150,000 copies sold!

Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth president of the United States, led the nation through its darkest hour--the Civil War. Find out about Lincoln's childhood on a frontier farm, how a struggling small town lawyer became president, and why he is one of America's most revered and beloved leaders.


School Library Journal: "With a focus on Lincoln’s work as president, Stone notes that even primary sources can be biased. Boxed insets offer short bios, explain some of the politics of the time, and give additional facts about Lincoln’s presidency, such as the establishment of Thanksgiving as a national holiday. A rich resource despite its small size." 

Kliatt: (reviewed with another title in the series, George Washington): "These two small but richly informative DK biographies of legendary presidents are highly valuable additions to any library. In each case, the text is clearly and smoothly written with an eye toward a balanced presentation of men who were more complicated than their legends might imply. Even a teacher long familiar with this historical material is apt to find useful and little-known information here..."