The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary, by FLEMING, CANDACE
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- ISBN: 9780375836183 | 0375836187
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 10/14/2008
THE AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR ofBen Franklin's AlmanacandOur Eleanorhas created an enthralling joint biography of our greatest president and his complex wife unlike any othera scrapbook history that uses photographs, letters, engravings, and even cartoons, along with a fascinating text, to form an enthralling museum on the page. Here are the extraordinary lives of Abraham and Mary, from their disparate childhoods and tumultuous courtship, through the agony of the Civil War, to the loss of three of their children, and finally their own tragic deaths. Readers can find Mary's recipe for Abraham's favorite cakeand bake it themselves; hear what Abraham looked like as a toddler; see a photo of the Lincolns' dog; discover that the Lincoln children kept goats at the White House; see the Emancipation Proclamation written in Lincoln's own hand. Perfect for reluctant readers as well as history lovers,The Lincolnsprovides a living breathing portrait of a man, a woman, and a country.