Most people know little more about the US President Abraham Lincoln than how he met his end - assassinated in a theatre box by a gunman. But as Thomas Keneally, Booker prizewinning novelist for Schindler's Ark, shows in this short, but enthralling life that Lincoln's origins, his early life, his self-taught lawyer's career and how he became a politician and ultimately US president, is an epitome of the American dream. If Lincoln - without any benefits of class, wealth or contacts - could reach the pinnacle of US life then so might anyone else. Keneally has long been absorbed by Lincoln's life and letters, upon which he draws for his biography.
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Thomas Keneally, of Irish extraction, was brought up in Australia and still lives in Sydney. His novels include The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Confederates (which first led him to study nineteenth century American history). Schindler's Ark was later turned into as remarkable a film by Steven Spielberg under the title Schindler's List.Review:
Finished copies of LINCOLN have gone out with a press date of 27th February.'...the author portrays the president with considerable colour and sensitivity...an excellent introduction to this supreme figure in American history.'Raymond Seitz, THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH '[an] admirably lucid, elegant biography ofAmerica's greatest and most tragic president. The narrative crackles with energy...The Lincoln industry in Amreica is as productive as our Churchill industry, and this addition to the canon is a model of what a concise popular biography should be.'Chistopher Silvester, THE SUNDAY TIMES 'It is Keneally's simple concentration on the man himself that makes this biography so unusual and alluring.'Andrew Rosenhein, GUARDIAN ''An engaging introduction to one of America's most elusive icons."GOOD BOOK GUIDE '...by concentrating on the character of the man Thomas Keneally introduces us to a new, more human Lincoln and provides genuinely new insight into the influences and beliefs that helpedshape his personality.'YORKSHIRE EVENING POST There has also been a large rev
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Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0297829785