The Lincolns

A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary

By Fleming, Candace

Publishers Summary:
Though Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln's backgrounds differed considerably, both were intellectuals who shared interests in literature and politics, as well as a great love for each other.

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ISBN
978-0-37583-618-3 978-0-37593-618-0
Publisher
Schwartz & Wade Random


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2008

Gr 6-Up What did this backwoods boy and this bluegrass girl have in common? Using her signature scrapbook approach, Fleming lays out the answer in a biography that gives equal emphasis to Abraham and Mary Lincoln for an insightful portrait of their lives. Her scholarship over five years pays off with a rich account that is personal and concrete. She recounts Mary's early life as a privilegedbut motherlesschild, her ambitions for her husband, and her role as "first lady" (a term origin...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2008

Fleming has already applied her scrapbook approach to biographies of Benjamin Franklin (Ben Franklin's Almanac, rev. 9/03) and Eleanor Roosevelt (Our Eleanor, rev. 11/05); now she turns her attention to Abraham and Mary Lincoln. There are several clear advantages to this thematic, nonlinear treatment: the book is chock full of reproductions of primary sources, both textual and visual; it featur...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Starred Review on April 1, 2009

This book is chock-full of reproductions of primary sources, both textual and visual, and an abundance of interesting anecdotes...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on October 14, 2008

"Once, when accused by political foes of being two-faced, Lincoln replied, If I had two faces, would I be wearing this one?'" Through quotes, anecdotes, and facts, as well as memorabilia and photographs, this oversized, newspaper-format book will i...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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