“Abraham Lincoln” is the biography of Lincoln by British author, scholar and Review of “Abraham Lincoln” by Lord Charnwood of this book than in any complete book I can remember over the past several months. Author: Lord Charnwood. Release Date: May 11, [EBook .. the whole of Abraham Lincoln’s kindred are now out of the story. They. This book about Abraham Lincoln, the famous American president. By reading this book you can Abraham Lincoln: A Complete Biography: Lord Charnwood.

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Better yet, it starts way before the Civil War and helps to establish the rrea Just finished this book, written in by Lord Charnwood.

While not the one book about Lincoln that one should read, it is one of the books that an interested person should read about Lincoln. Quotes from Abraham Lincoln.

It is done as though he is with you and is talking with you instead of you reading the book. Abraham Lincolnbiographiesbook reviewsLord Charnwoodpresidential biographiesPresidents. The facts sound right, but after further research there are many many myths.

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A clear and well-argued biography of Abraham Lincoln written by an Englishman born during the Civil War and published during the First World War, this book holds Lincoln in great esteem. Log-in or create an account first!

It possesses a noble rhythm that elevates it to the status of Classics. Lincoln could not strike at American slavery where it then existed without violating the “consent” mechanism—the U. To cite another example, Charnwood quotes from Alexander Stephen’s infamous “corner stone” speech upon the adoption of a constitution for the Southern Confederacy, which reads in part: The reader whose piety knows no questions will not be pained to think that this man had professed no faith. This is not to say, of course, that Charnwood is abaham to or dismissive of Lincoln’s patriotism.

My rating sums it up, it was ok. Written by an Englishman for a British audience approximately 50 years after Lincoln’s assassination. Robin Vicki Frost rated it it was amazing May 15, We see in a different way Lorc devotion charrnwood an “unvarnished Lincoln” at the close of chapter 6, where he announces that the remaining six chapters of the biography will focus on Lincoln’s presidency and in particular the salient controversies attending his actions to prosecute the war.


Garden City first brought out an edition inand did 14 printings between that year and — fortunately, the ownership signature on front flyleaf is dated and pinpoints this as most likely the second Garden City printing.

Of Trumbull, who affirmed Lincoln’s honesty and kindness but stated that “Lincoln was a follower and not a leader in public affairs,” Charnwood acknowledges, “we have to read his privately expressed opinion of Lincoln with respect. Refresh and try again.

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Lord Charnwood Godfrey Rathbone Benson, 1st Baron Charnwood []who served in parliament, is unexcelled in two respects: Turning his disclaimer into a short lesson on biograph honestly, Charnwood adds, “The true obligation of impartiality is that he should conceal no fact which, in his own mind, tells against his views.

Much interesting and important insight into Lincoln is gleaned from his pre-presidency anraham his hardscrabble youth, his efforts to become a successful lawyer and his early political career.

Because the writer is not American, because he is raised in a very different political system he is acutely aware of what the American President is and is not. Civil War 1 – 10 of books. For more information please contact mpub-help umich.

Jay Adatiya rated it really liked it Sep 29, The author’s observations in this book are so comprehensive and well supported that any serious study on Lincoln must take into account his conclusions.

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As for the Gettysburg Address, Charnwood is content to cite it in full, but he reserves explication for other sections of the biography that dealt more directly with Lincoln’s political philosophy. World of Books Ltd Condition: Craig Cunningham rated it really liked it Jul 12, You are commenting using your Twitter account.

One may or may not agree with it in every point, but of its profoundly original quality, or its moral dignity, of its intellectual grasp, and of its fulness of suggestion in regard to political and moral problems of all time, there can be no doubt.


The men who think hard are few; few of them can clothe their thought in apt and simple words; very, very few are those who in doing this could hold the attention of a miscellaneous and large abrahqm.

Twitter Facebook Email Tumblr. Reflecting in the concluding chapter on the many “great deeds These include Abraham Lincoln, which he published in as an accurate biography, and Theodore Roosevelt inanother historical biography.

The author painted Lincoln as a bad man, not a good one. It was not the mere matter of separation of the colonies from the motherland, it was the sentiment in the Declaration of Independence which gave liberty, not alone to the people of this country, but I hope to the world, for all future time.

Review of “Abraham Lincoln” by Lord Charnwood

Garden City Publishing Co, n. Very apt that I finished this biography on the date of Lincoln’s death. Amit Singh rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Written inthis is an outstanding biography of Lincoln – probably the best there is.

And he did it knowing better than any other man that he was doing something of great national importance, involving at least great national risk. Lord Charnwood’s comprehensive biography, among the first major books about the sixteenth president, presents a sensitive and literate portrait, tracing Lincoln’s rise from humble origins to the highest office in the land and recapturing the profound humanity of his character.

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Definitely my favorite biography — worth reading if you’ve never read it.