“Abraham Lincoln” is the biography of Lincoln by British author, scholar and politician Lord Charnwood. Born Godfrey Benson the year. Abraham Lincoln has ratings and 23 reviews. Lord Charnwood (Godfrey Rathbone Benson, 1st Baron Charnwood []), who served in. Abraham Lincoln has 9 ratings and 4 reviews. Andrew said: Abe Lincoln and the American Civil War has always been old and historic to me; Lord Charnwood’s.

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Where can I find some more ebooks at affordable prices? Not Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Abe Lincoln and the American Civil War has always been old and historic to me; Lord Charnwood’s fine biography, on the other hand, published just fifty years after Lincoln’s life ended.

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The writer is not partisan, he is not dependant on the results of his book. Despite writing so many years ago, the author’s values and beliefs are liberal and “universal” and his approach to Lincoln is clear-eyed and balanced. Turning his disclaimer into a short lesson on writing honestly, Charnwood adds, “The true obligation of impartiality is that he should conceal no fact which, in his own mind, tells linocln his views. These books he did read, and read again, and pondered, not with any dreamy or purely intellectual interest but like one who desires the weapon of learning for practical ends, and desires also to have patterns of what life should be.

Abraham Lincoln : A Biography

I have often inquired of myself what great principle or idea it was that kept the Confederacy so long together. Charnwood’s proximity to Lincoln doesn’t, however, come at the expense of broad abrahm. Chase must have really lnicoln a good man before he fell in love with his own goodness. And he can be deliciously acute about the character of those around Lincoln: Charnwood, who also authored a biography of Theodore Roosevelt, died in at the age of Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.


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The masterpiece by Lord Charnwood is the most comprehensive and detailed biography of Lincoln. Gracefully written, thoroughly researched, this is a book for the ages. Andrew Rolle, author of Lincoln: Email required Address never made public.

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His sympathies are always clear but his case for them is eloquently stated and precisely argued. Notify me of new comments via email.

Given his reliance on the speeches and writings of Lincoln, Charnwood also understood that vharnwood biography of a statesman must deal in political philosophy; the biographer has no choice if he wants to get his subject right but to engage in some political and philosophical reflection to understand his subject’s actions in light of the circumstances of the day. This book benefits by being from another country. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

His periods are a bit convoluted and his paragraphs are a bit long, but his choices in pulling out what he thought would enhance our knowledge of Lincoln, from the mass of material available to him, is impeccable.

Charnwood’s Lincoln: Biography as Civics Lesson

We see in a different way Charnwood’s devotion to 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.

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Abraham Lincoln is a classic example of this. Democrats, about the role of the Constitution, about what informed the American character that was willing to persevere, and put down the rebellion.

The hero is not buried among the facts. The book makes many things clear about Lincoln and the Civil War which had always confused me before as a non-American. Godfrey Rathbone Benson Charnwood. Jwilday rated it liked it Feb 24, Douglas as lorv events for the nation: In the words of Basler written in The true greatness of an individual is often obscured by anecdotes and myths that surround them. He is won by the man Lincoln, as anyone who considers him fairly lincolb be.

Charnwood paid additional tribute to Lincoln’s public and private character in the Anglo-French Review essay, written a few short years after the publication of his great biography, with this excerpt a testimony of his sure grasp of the moral and political grandeur of Abraham Lincoln: I definitely gained some new insights and respect for Abraham Lincoln. No, this book was written with an appropriate appreciation of all that Lincoln’s leadership accomplished Lord Charnwood, born in England during the American Civil War, nears the end of a distinguished journalistic career when he writes this elegant, well-reasoned and researched book about Lincoln, fifty years after his death.

See 1 question about Abraham Lincoln…. This is a deeply thoughtful portrait, and Charnwood b.

I highly recommend it to all. All in all, I learned a great deal about Lincoln and I enjoyed the process of doing so. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. As a final note, this kindle version is abtaham well formatted but there is a “trick” at the end.