Item description for Commander in Chief: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War by Albert Marrin...
In this highly praised examination of Lincoln and his times, Albert Marrin shows how a principled but imperfect man-brilliant and determined but also cautious and prejudiced-grew under the pressure of personal tragedy and national crisis to become our greatest president. A beautifully researched, riveting account of Lincoln and the Civil War period, Commander in Chief was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a Booklist Editors' Choice.
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Studio: Dutton Juvenile
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.6" Width: 7.7" Height: 0.5" Weight: 1.6 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2003
Publisher Dutton Juvenile
ISBN 0525470697 ISBN13 9780525470694
Availability 0 units.
More About Albert Marrin
Albert Marrin (www.albertmarrin.com)is the acclained author of more than forty award-winning nonfiction books for young people. Among his many honors are the James Madison Book Award for Lifetime Achievement and and Endowment for the Humanities Medal. He lives in Riverdale, New York and Miami, Florida."
Albert Marrin currently resides in Riverdale, in the state of New York. Albert Marrin was born in 1962.
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History made easy Jun 27, 2007
A Marrin is a wonderful author. He makes history come alive. He writes in an interesting manner and doesn't have a lot of excess verbage. I have several of his books and have enjoyed each one of them.
The Human Side of Lincoln Dec 12, 1999
For the first time, I came to know Lincoln not as an iconified hero, but as a funny, direct, engaging and committed human being as I read this book. The author has thorough notes of very detailed research and tells a story that others omitted or overlooked. It made me want to read much more about Lincoln, especially more of the piercing wit and emotional perseverance shared in this book.