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The Resource Father Abraham : Lincoln and his sons, Harold Holzer

Father Abraham : Lincoln and his sons, Harold Holzer

Label
Father Abraham : Lincoln and his sons
Title
Father Abraham
Title remainder
Lincoln and his sons
Statement of responsibility
Harold Holzer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Looks at the lives of Abraham Lincoln and his family, including the relationship between the president and his sons
Writing style
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ Gr 5 Up — Holzer offers a captivating peek into the lives of Lincoln and his sons: Robert, Eddie, Willie, and Tad. Lincoln's career in law and politics, his election as the 16th president, and his years in the White House during the Civil War form the basis of this book, but it is his family life that is its nucleus. Lincoln and his wife, Mary, adored their four boys and indulged their spirited ways, often to the chagrin of neighbors and Lincoln's law clients. It is a story of tragedy. Eddie died at age four and Willie died while the family lived in the White House. Tad died as a teenager, after his father's death. Robert, the only child to live to adulthood, attended Harvard College, served on Grant's staff at the end of the Civil War, was a successful lawyer in Chicago, and served in various government positions including minister to Great Britain. It was during this posting that Robert's son, Abraham Lincoln II, died. There are no living Lincoln descendants today. The captioned black-and-white illustrations and reproductions that are lavishly spread throughout the book are excellent. A lengthy bibliography and meticulous notes round out this marvelous volume. A unique book, this is a must-have for all libraries.—Patricia Ann Owens, Illinois Eastern Community Colleges --Patricia Ann Owens (Reviewed March 1, 2011) (School Library Journal, vol 57, issue 3, p182)
  • Trailing the stampede of Lincoln-bicentennial studies, this profile of "the clan that might have become America's royal family but instead became America's cursed family" offers both a wagonload of fascinating period photos and a case study in domestic tragedy and dysfunction. Leading Lincoln scholar Holzer portrays his presidential paterfamilias as an absentee saint—away on business for much of his four sons' formative years but ever loving and gentle with his notably histrionic wife and an indulgent pushover who let his lads run hog wild. Conversely, though devastated by 3-year-old Eddie's death in 1850 and 11-year-old Willie's in 1862, his relations with Robert (the eldest and the only child to live past his teens, presented here as thoroughly unlikable) were distant at best. If the author sometimes hobbles his narrative with fussy details, he also tucks in such intimate touches as samples of homely verse from both parents and children and finishes off with quick looks at all of the direct descendants. A natural companion for Candace Fleming's fine The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary (2008). (endnotes, adult-level bibliography) (Biography. 11-14)  (Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2010)
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
385266
Cataloging source
MUS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holzer, Harold
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
1060L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
7.7
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln family
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln family
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Father Abraham : Lincoln and his sons, Harold Holzer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
821555
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition ; Reinforced trade edition.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9781590783030
Lccn
2010929520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781590783030
  • (OCoLC)707397454
Label
Father Abraham : Lincoln and his sons, Harold Holzer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
821555
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition ; Reinforced trade edition.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9781590783030
Lccn
2010929520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781590783030
  • (OCoLC)707397454

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