Tuesday, February 10, 2015

What We're Reading Now: Lincoln: An Intimate Portrait

Lincoln: An Intimate Portrait  (973.7092 Lincoln)

What does Abraham Lincoln signify to the world?  The boy born in poverty with only one year of formal education grew up to govern a country torn by civil war. He saved the Union, but a bullet stopped him from healing his countrymen.  This year, 2015, marks the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination at the hands of rabid Southern sympathizer John Wilkes Booth. “Lincoln: an intimate portrait”  includes a timeline, political and family anecdotes, original photos (some never before seen), maps and facsimiles of his speeches  in an large format volume suitable for anyone wanting to learn more about this great man. Testimonials by Sandra Day O’Connor, Andrew Young, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and others indicate why his words and actions continue to inspire us all.   

Now is the perfect time for this-or any other book about Lincoln- as we commemorate his birthday on February 12.   

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