Don't Know Much About Abraham Lincoln

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Was Abraham Lincoln born in a log cabin?

Why did he nearly fight a duel?

Who suggested that Lincoln grow a beard?

Best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis tells the remarkable story of a poor, self-educated boy from Kentucky who became president of a country soon torn by war. In this outstanding biography, Davis weaves a smooth, flowing narrative into his trademark question-and-answer format, peppering the text with informational sidebars and compelling quotes. Maps, reproductions from the period, and striking black-and-white illustrations by Rob Shepperson help capture Lincoln’s character and the fervor of the Civil War era.

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Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times best-selling author of Don't Know Much About#174; History, Don't Know Much About#174; Geography, Don't Know Much About#174; The Civil War, and Don't Know Much About#174; The Bible.

People magazine has said that "Reading [Davis] is like returning to the classroom of the best teacher you ever had."

A frequent visitor to classrooms and teacher groups, Davis has appeared often on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, National Public Radio, and many other television and radio shows. He is a contributing editor to USA Weekend, which features his Don't Know Much About#174; quizzes on a variety of subjects.

Born and educated in Mt. Vernon, New York, he now lives in New York City and Vermont with his wife, Joann, and their two children, Jenny and Colin.

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Grade 4-8--In a question-and-answer format, this handy volume surveys the life of Lincoln, from his birth in a log cabin on the Kentucky frontier through his young adult years as "The Rail-splitter" to his assassination. The text includes black-and-white illustrations, maps, quotes, and informational sidebars. An adequate introduction to our 16th president if more material is needed.--Patricia Ann Owens, Wabash Valley College, Mt. Carmel, IL
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