|Plot Summary of Lincoln: A Photobiography|
|"Freedman's biography of Abraham Lincoln transcends the typical juvenile biography by incorporating features typically associated with adult biography. He quotes from primary sources and portrays Lincoln in a fair and balanced approach, discussing Lincoln's faults as well as his contributions. He begins by contrasting legends about Lincoln with the facts themselves. Especially helpful are the sections at the end of the book that include excerpts from Lincoln's speeches, a list of historical sites associated with Lincoln, and a list of books about Lincoln. Freedman writes in a straight forward style and includes well known and lesser known photographs, drawings, and cartoons to illustrate the detailed text. This innovative biography won the 1988 Newberry Book Award."
Serah, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Lincoln: A Photobiography|
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Subject of Biography
- politician/elected ruler
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- 19th century
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 8-10
- A ton 16-20 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
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