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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,633 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Russell Freedman Narrator: Robert Petkoff Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height. Here is a warm, appealing biography of our Civil War president.

Russell Freedman begins with a lively account of Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood, his career as a country lawyer, and his courtship and marriage to Mary Todd. Then the author focuses on the presidential years (1861 to 1865), skillfully explaining the many complex issues Lincoln grappled with as he led a deeply divided nation through the Civil War. The audiobook’s final chapter is a moving account of that tragic evening in Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865.

Lincoln: A Photobiography concludes with an interview with the author.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of the 1988 Newbery Medal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michelle | 2/13/2014

    " Begins by talking about Lincoln's humble background. Talks about how Lincoln was a funny guy, but he also suffered from depression. Lincoln was an ordinary man who did extraordinary things. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Peter | 2/8/2014

    " Won the Newbery. A great book for the history fan just learning about the American Civil War. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marissa Masterson | 1/18/2014

    " Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman is a childrens biography book. It sums up the legends about Lincoln and the true facts as well as his faults and all his contributions he had made. This book is written about someone who would definitely be interesting to a young reader especially if they are learning about the presidents of the United States. Children are always interested in the presidents so they would very much so like this book. The author presents Lincolon as a very authentic man. It may be hard for a young reader to identify with him because of all of his contributions he had made. The children would really like it but find him hard to relate to due to all the event that had taken place in his life. The information was very authentic and accurate. There is real photographs from that time period included throughout the text. There are excerpts from his speeches, drawings, and cartoons included as well. Everything in the book including all of the phots and illustrations are very authentic. This book has some hard words that some young readers would have trouble with. The writing style is clear and can maintain the readers' attention well. The text flows and there is always new information being introduced. I thought this was a really good book for a young reader. It is different from other biographies because it is a photobiography which children would find interesting and fun so it would be a great tool for the classroom. I grew professionally from reading this book because I now have a greater understanding about Lincoln that I can present to my students when learning about the presidents. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Amy | 1/8/2014

    " The beginning is great. It was appealing and interesting. I thought it dragged on towards the end, though. "

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