Monday, July 13, 2009

Book: The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham & Mary

This book is a collection of short articles/anecdotes about these two fascinating people that keeps you wanting to read more. It narrated remarkable historical information while providing original photography and illustrations from the time period. There was great deal of information about the Lincolns’ home life, especially regarding Mary, that I had never known before. It was like looking behind the scenes of a famous family and seeing their lives on a more personal level that was not readily apparent to the public before. The fact that it is written in short sections (most covering only a third of each page) prevents the long-winded explanations that is very prevalent in most history books. I would definitely recommend this book to adults and teens interested in Lincoln or even the time period of the Civil War.

Grade: A+

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