“Abraham Lincoln” is the biography of Lincoln by British author, scholar and politician Lord Charnwood. Born Godfrey Benson the year. Abraham Lincoln has ratings and 23 reviews. Lord Charnwood (Godfrey Rathbone Benson, 1st Baron Charnwood []), who served in. Abraham Lincoln has 9 ratings and 4 reviews. Andrew said: Abe Lincoln and the American Civil War has always been old and historic to me; Lord Charnwood’s.

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Joshua Valle marked it as to-read Sep 07, He was not born of nobility but was made a Baron by King George V infive years before this book was published.

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To cite another example, Charnwood quotes from Alexander Stephen’s infamous “corner stone” speech upon the lodd of a constitution for the Southern Confederacy, which reads in part: In addition, there is little focus on his family life, his key political relationships or his close friendships. People from around the world admire his eloquence as a charnwiod for democracy and fighter for the oppressed. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Godfrey Rathbone Benson, later Baron Charnwood may well be held up more than a century later as still the finest of Lincoln’s biographers. The Political Charnnwood of Abraham Lincoln. Description “Lord Charnwood’s remains the best Lincoln biography. This book was written years ago by a British historian. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. The Biography of a Writer.

He was not born of nobility but was made a Baron by Chwrnwood George V infive years before this book was published. Only then could one understand Lincoln as Lincoln understood himself. Jaffa, Philosophy Emeritus at Claremont McKenna College, Claremont McKenna College and Claremont Graduate School Itshouldremainrobustly alive as long as readers arefascinated by the vagaries of individual character andenthralled by masterly storytelling.


The book is lorf in a formal style which I found as a deterrent to become an interesting read.

The text fee Abe Lincoln and the American Civil War has always been old and historic to me; Lord Charnwood’s fine biography, on lird other hand, published just fifty years after Lincoln’s life ended. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Given his reliance on the speeches and writings of Lincoln, Charnwood also understood that a biography of a statesman must deal in political philosophy; the biographer has no choice if he wants to get his subject right but to engage in some political and philosophical reflection to understand his subject’s actions in light of the circumstances of the day. This would require no mean effort.

The Years of Lyndon Johnson. Charnwood’s Lincoln is one of the clearest analyses everattempted. There’s a problem loading aabraham menu right now.

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Lincoln’s most significant action as the President was Emancipation Proclamation which paved the way for the Thirteenth Amendment and the Abolishment of slavery.


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Showing of 94 reviews. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. 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. This, our new government, charnwpod the first in the history of the world based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth.

The author painted Lincoln as a bad man, not a good one. A Biography tells the story of an American president whose public thoughts and deeds amounted to a grand civic lesson on the principles and practices of American self-government. As the introduction to the recently reissued edition of Charnwood’s biography remarks of Lincoln: Preview — Abraham Lincoln by Lord Charnwood. Anyhow, it is a good read and I recommend the book.

The author is writing for an English audience, and so terminology and events that would be self-evident to an American are carefully explained. Lord Charnwood Godfrey Benson was a respected British scholar and politician, born the year before Lincoln’s assassination. His book sought the reasons behindLincoln’s actions and lifted the whole field of Lincolnstudies to an international plane which later writers wouldkeep in lincoon. But he definitely refused to preserve lore Union by what in his estimation would have been the real surrender of the principles which had made Americans a distinct and self-respecting nation.

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