Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

A Life

by Thomas Keneally

Paperback / softback Age range: 18+ years old Publication Date: 05/03/2009

  $30.90
The ideal concise biography of an American icon- now available in paperback for the bicentennial of his birth The self -mad e man from a log cabin, the great orator, the Emancipator, the Savior of the Union, the martyr-Lincoln's story is at the very heart of American history. But who was he, really? In this outstanding biography, award-winning author Thomas Keneally follows Lincoln from his impoverished birth through his education and presidency. From the development of his political philosophy to his troubled family life and his actions during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln is an incisive study of a turning point in our history and a revealing portrait of a pivotal figure.
ISBN:
9780143114758
9780143114758
Category:
Biography: historical
Age range:
18+ years old
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
05-03-2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
183
Dimensions (mm):
182x129x13mm
Weight:
0.14kg
Thomas Keneally

Thomas Keneally was born in 1935 and his first novel was published in 1964. Since then he has written a considerable number of novels and non-fiction works. His novels include The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Schindler's List and The People's Train.

He has won the Miles Franklin Award, the Booker Prize, the Los Angeles Times Prize, the Mondello International Prize and has been made a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library, a Fellow of the American Academy, recipient of the University of California gold medal, and is now the subject of a 55 cent Australian stamp.

He has held various academic posts in the United States, but lives in Sydney.

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