Abraham Lincoln (Paperback)
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 Keneally began his writing career in 1964 and has publishedthirty-one novels since. They include "Schindler s List", which won the Booker Prize in 1982, "The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith", "Gossip from the Forest", and "Confederates", " "all of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and the "New York Times"bestselling"The Daughters of Mars". He has also written several works of nonfiction, including his boyhood memoir, "Homebush Boy", " The Commonwealth of Thieves", " "and "Searching for Schindler." He is married with two daughters and lives in Sydney, Australia.
"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