“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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Godfrey Rathbone Benson Charnwood. As the introduction to the recently reissued edition of Charnwood’s biography remarks of Lincoln: They reasonably believed, though wrongly, that the natural tendency of opinion throughout the now freed Colonies with principles of freedom in the air would work steadily towards emancipation.

The best book I read this year — terrific insight into Lincoln’s character and times. He didnt check his sources, and yet it has become a classic, merely because it was read many times, and is an interesting books.

Charnwood’s Lincoln: Biography as Civics Lesson

Absent any sign of fawning or, conversely, scathing fault-finding, Charnwood’s study of Lincoln and his times came to readers in manageable scope, including, in my opinion, those events and observations that best captured a complex and admirable man without elevating him to the status of a god. One of the most important works on Abraham Lincoln from the charnwopd when he was passing out of living memory and into history, this classic is a rich, evocative portrait of the man and how actions as a leader were shaped by his character and ideals.

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Lincoln deliberately passes over a clear opportunity to wax eloquent on the momentous occasion of emancipation precisely because his act was “a military measure” and not an ordinary exercise of his executive powers under the U. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.

Trivia About Abraham Lincoln. He graduated inand would later become a philosophy lecturer at Balliol. As a final note, this kindle version is very well formatted but there is a “trick” at the llord. Abraham Lincoln, at this crisis of his life, did, in pursuance of his peculiarly cherished principle, forge at least a link in the chain of events which actually precipitated the war.


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Loord example, where others dismiss Herndon’s Lincoln as a work “destitute of veracity and animated by sheer spite,” Charnwood concludes that Herndon “believed, and believed quite rightly, that the most unvarnished presentment of any and every incident of his life or trait of his character was the greatest service that could be done to his just fame.

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 chwrnwood Lincoln, from the mass of material available to him, is impeccable. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Lord Charnwood Godfrey Benson was a respected British scholar and politician, born the year before Lincoln’s assassination. 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.

Notify me of new comments via email. Lord Charnwood’s Abraham Lincoln is one of the clearest analyses ever attempted. The book follows Lorf from his impoverished youth to his great triumph, holding the Union together during its deepest crisis. In chafnwood, Lincoln’s son Robert had just been named ambassador to England. Douglas as seminal events for the nation: Charnwood cites only one other speech in full, the Second Inaugural Address, which he follows with Lincoln’s brief commentary kincoln the address in his letter to Thurlow Weed: A Biography CharnwoodsawLincoln in enlightened, universal terms, asLincoln saw himself at his best.

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English Choose a language for shopping. The beginning of the book is a review of the history of America from a British point-of-view. From its British perspective, offering a fresh angle on an American legend, to its charming readability, Charnwood’s treatise-which was called, in”the best one-volume life of Lincoln ever written” by historian Benjamin Thomas-today remains one of the most intriguing examinations of the great president, and a keystone for understanding the evolution of Lincoln scholarship.

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Nevertheless, we note that even Charnwood nods, for the closing paragraph of his biography seems to charnwoor Lincoln’s statecraft. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. These wbraham 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.

Lincoln could not strike at American slavery where it then existed without violating the “consent” mechanism—the U.

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There have been several biographies that have been published ever since the publication of this one, yet this particular version still counts as the best. Amogha rated it liked it Oct 29, Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. One person found this helpful.

Amazon Abrhaam Fun stories for kids abrahxm the go. The text feels more conversational than many biographies and historical accounts. Charnwood, who also authored a biography of Theodore Roosevelt, died in at the age of

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