By Thomas Keneally
The self -mad e guy from a log cabin, the good orator, the Emancipator, the Savior of the Union, the martyr-Lincoln's tale is on the very center of yankee historical past. yet who used to be he, relatively? during this striking biography, award-winning writer Thomas Keneally follows Lincoln from his impoverished delivery via his schooling and presidency. From the advance of his political philosophy to his afflicted kinfolk existence and his activities in the course of the Civil struggle, Abraham Lincoln is an incisive learn of a turning aspect in our heritage and a revealing portrait of a pivotal figure.
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Abraham Lincoln: A Life (Penguin Lives) by Thomas Keneally