Abraham Lincoln: A Complete Biography ("Popular Life Stories")

Abraham Lincoln: A Complete Biography ("Popular Life Stories")

Godfrey Rathbone Benson Charnwood / Jun 19, 2019

Abraham Lincoln A Complete Biography Popular Life Stories No other narrative account of Abraham Lincoln s life has inspired such widespread acclaim as Lord Charnwood s Abraham Lincoln A Complete Biography Lord Charnwood has given us the most complete interpr

  • Title: Abraham Lincoln: A Complete Biography ("Popular Life Stories")
  • Author: Godfrey Rathbone Benson Charnwood
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  • No other narrative account of Abraham Lincoln s life has inspired such widespread acclaim as Lord Charnwood s Abraham Lincoln A Complete Biography Lord Charnwood has given us the most complete interpretation of Lincoln as yet produced, and he has presented it in such artistic form that it may well become a classic Many contemporary historians consider this thorough andNo other narrative account of Abraham Lincoln s life has inspired such widespread acclaim as Lord Charnwood s Abraham Lincoln A Complete Biography Lord Charnwood has given us the most complete interpretation of Lincoln as yet produced, and he has presented it in such artistic form that it may well become a classic Many contemporary historians consider this thorough and superbly crafted work the quintessential biography of one of America s greatest presidents Charnwood s study of Lincoln s statesmanship introduced generations of Americans to the life and politics of Lincoln, and the author s observations are so comprehensive and well supported that any serious study of Lincoln must respond to his conclusions Lord Charnwood, a British by birth, was a man of many affairs and much learning He had training in historical research and his work exhibits evidences of industrious and careful investigation He made close examination of American newspapers of the period covered, and has had access to original manuscript archives in the State and Navy departments at Washington This is essential reading for anyone interested in Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, or American political history Praise for Abraham Lincoln Lord Charnwood has given us the most complete interpretation of Lincoln as yet produced, and he has presented it in such artistic form that it may well become a classic American Historical Review This book is bound to take first rank in the literature of Lincoln, and in many respects it may be pronounced the best of the biographies The Nation Lord Charnwood s remains the best Lincoln biography The Weekly Standard

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      • Godfrey Rathbone Benson Charnwood

        Godfrey Rathbone Benson, 1st Baron Charnwood 6 November 1864 3 February 1945 was a British author, academic, Liberal politician and philanthropist.Benson was born in Alresford, Hampshire, the son of William Benson, a barrister, and Elizabeth Soulsby Smith He was educated at Winchester and Balliol College, Oxford He graduated in 1887, and would later become a philosophy lecturer at Balliol He was involved in politics and represented Woodstock in the House of Commons from 1892 to 1895 and served as Mayor of Lichfield between 1909 and 1911 In the latter year Benson was raised to the peerage as Baron Charnwood, of Castle Donington in the County of Leicester.Lord Charnwood was the author of many works These include Abraham Lincoln, which he published in 1916 as an accurate biography, and Theodore Roosevelt in 1923, another historical biography He was also involved in charitable work with the deaf and disabled, becoming the first President of the National Institute for the Deaf from 1924 until 1935.


    1. SUBJECT: 4/5RESEARCH: 4/5WRITING STYLE: 3/5ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4/5Abraham Lincoln is one of America's greatest heroes due to both, his incredible impact on the nation and his unique appeal. Lincoln’s is a remarkable story. A story of rise from humble beginnings to achieve the highest office in the land and then a sudden & tragic death at a time when his country needed him the most to complete the greatest task facing the nation. Lincoln's most significant action as the President was Em [...]

    2. In the waning weeks of Abraham Lincoln’s bicentennial year, I am still being asked (because I teach a course every winter on Lincoln) what one book to read on the 16th President. Those who want facts can go to David Herbert Donald’s Lincoln (1995) and those who want anecdotes can go to Doris Kearns Goodwin’s over-exposed Team of Rivals (2005), but the most discerning portrait of Lincoln as statesman is still Lincoln by Lord Charnwood (Godfrey Rathbone Benson), published in 1917, still wide [...]

    3. my view of Abe is that he is honest, despise injustice, merciful, compassionate and honourable. this biography is amazing and allowed one to fairly experience Abraham Lincoln; his goodness as well as his flaws. more importantly his commanding power in oratory skills. his prose are simple yet overpowering.

    4. bestpresidentialbios/2014/“Abraham Lincoln” is the 1916 biography of Lincoln by British author, scholar and politician Lord Charnwood. Born Godfrey Benson the year before Lincoln’s death, Charnwood was named a Baron in 1911. His biography remains one of the earliest works on Lincoln available to the modern reader. Charnwood, who also authored a 1923 biography of Theodore Roosevelt, died in 1945 at the age of 80.Although seldom read today, Charnwood’s biography was widely acclaimed in the [...]

    5. I am rereading, both for pleasure and for my Winter Quarter course, Lord Charnwood’s 1917 biography of Abraham Lincoln. It is the best one-volume study of Lincoln, unless the reader is more interested in day-to-day facts, and for that, David Herbert Donald is unexcelled. Lord Charnwood (Godfrey Rathbone Benson, 1st Baron Charnwood [1864-1945]), who served in parliament, is unexcelled in two respects: he explains the historical and political context of Lincoln’s time (see David Potter work fo [...]

    6. "These books he did read and read again, and pondered, not with any dream or intellectual interest but like one who desires the weapon of learning for practical ends and desires also to have patents of what life should be.""His life in one sense was very full of companionship but it is probable that in his real intellectual interests he was lonely.""In expressing the result of thought so far deeper than that of most men, he achieved a clearness of expression which very few writers and those amon [...]

    7. Very apt that I finished this biography on the date of Lincoln's death. Picked this up after it was featured as a "masterpiece" by the Wall Street Journal. While not the one book about Lincoln that one should read, it is one of the books that an interested person should read about Lincoln. Written 100 years ago, it is written in a somewhat antique style that will cause the modern reader some trouble. (though I swear some of the more opaque sequences may be gaps in the Kindle edition.)The value o [...]

    8. Written in 1916, this is an outstanding biography of Lincoln - probably the best there is.It captures the spirit of the man, warts and virtues, and his spectacular wisdom.It is also a political history of the North and South in the era of the war. It establishes conclusively that the South went to war to proclaim and ensure its right to enslave other human beings.How timid the northern politicians were before the war! Since the founding, they bowed and scraped to the wishes of the politicians of [...]

    9. Just finished this book, written in 1917 by Lord Charnwood. Outstanding piece of work. At the time it was published it was considered a landmark biography. The book does an outstanding job of tracing Lincoln's life from the frontier of Kentucky/Indiana and Illinois and from being literally dirt poor to the best president this country has ever had. It combines detailed political facts with Lincoln's evolving personage. Better yet, it starts way before the Civil War and helps to establish the rrea [...]

    10. winner. This century-old biography of Abraham Lincoln is engaging and well-worth reading. Written by an Englishman for a British audience approximately 50 years after Lincoln's assassination.The beginning of the book is a review of the history of America from a British point-of-view. Despite its age this book stands the test of time and is an intelligent look at Lincoln who is among the great men of our time. Charnwood's admiration and respect for Lincoln is evident from the beginning. This biog [...]

    11. A clear and well-argued biography of Abraham Lincoln written by an Englishman born during the Civil War and published during the First World War, this book holds Lincoln in great esteem. Because the writer is not American, because he is raised in a very different political system he is acutely aware of what the American President is and is not. The book shows how the limits of Lincoln's education brought forth some of the best prose written in English and why the limits and clarity of his politi [...]

    12. Given To Me For An Honest ReviewThe book about Abraham Lincoln is a great read. Lord Charnwood did a fantastic job with his writing and sharing of information. It is done as though he is with you and is talking with you instead of you reading the book. I found quite a bit of information in this book that I had not known previously. A read anyone who loves history would enjoy. I highly recommend it to all.

    13. This is an eminently quotable book and overall a great read, though to be honest after a while the tactical history of the civil war tends to cause one's eyes to glaze over. The book is very good at discussing Lincoln's origins, basic American history, and the history of slavery and abolitionism from the time of the government's founding through to the end of the civil war.

    14. I didn't like the perspective of this book. The author painted Lincoln as a bad man, not a good one. It was full of myths, and facts that had only been speculation during Charnwood's time. He didnt check his sources, and yet it has become a classic, merely because it was read many times, and is an interesting books. The facts sound right, but after further research there are many many myths.

    15. Not the best book I've ever read, but it was pretty good.hough, I will read any book about the greatest American who ever lived in the history of the world. Can't wait to read more about our 16th President.

    16. Forget the superb biographical portrait of the Great Emancipator—the first seventy pages comprise the most brilliant and penetrating précis of the opening half of the inaugural American century as one will ever encounter. Those turn of the century British lords really were something else

    17. Wow. Reading the story of the Civil War via Lincoln's life is moving and thought provoking. The subject is painful to study and face but it should be done. I look forward to studying Lincoln's speeches and life over again.

    18. The best book I read this year -- terrific insight into Lincoln's character and times. Definitely my favorite biography -- worth reading if you've never read it.

    19. Didn't really care for this as a biography- I don't really feel like I learned anything new about Lincoln and that it wasn't really about Lincoln all of the time. My rating sums it up, it was ok.

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