“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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This book benefits by being from another country. Lord Charnwood, a British peer, academic, and politician with impeccable organizational skills, seems blessed with a talent for seeing the whole picture.

Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Lincoln’s leadership from the time he was first elected to the presidency and the war are well chronicled in this book. Preview — Abraham Lincoln by Lord Charnwood. He is won by the man Lincoln, as anyone who considers him fairly will be. Douglas as seminal events for the nation: Robin Vicki Frost rated it it was amazing May 15, His sympathies are always clear but his case for them is eloquently stated and precisely argued.

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These books he did read, and read again, and pondered, not with any dream This did offer new information as well as a different perspective to me where Lincoln is concerned. 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 r Written by a native of England and originally published inthis biography is a rare blend of beautiful prose and profound historical insight.


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He had done justice; he had loved mercy; he had walked humbly with his God. Lord Charnwood was the author of many works. The writer is not partisan, he is not dependant on the results of his book. After the final chapter, appendix, biographical note and chronology, the book seems charnood end.

Charnwood’s Lincoln: Biography as Civics Lesson

Hence, it is no surprise that what sets Charnwood’s Abraham Lincoln apart from all others is not merely its reliance on the thought of Lincoln—by way of numerous and extensive citations—but its close explication linfoln Lincoln’s thinking against the backdrop of the social and political turmoil of antebellum America and the Civil War. Charnwood’s study of Lincoln’s statemanship 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.

In short, Charnwood sides with Lincoln and offers his life—with its imperfections neither magnified nor obscured—as one worthy of a study that leads to admiration.

Not Enabled Word Wise: To cite another example, Charnwood quotes from Alexander Stephen’s infamous “corner stone” speech upon the adoption of a constitution for the Southern Confederacy, which reads in part: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.


A man befuddled and shy of women but a champion of women’s rights from the beginning of his career. He practices the very thing he appreciates in Lincoln and hence displays before the reader the moral questions at the heart of American self-government. While Charnwood does not present a moral biography in the tradition of Parson Weems, he does present Lincoln’s life in a way that conveys its import to freedom-loving men and women.

Lord Charnwood Godfrey Rathbone Benson, 1st Baron Charnwood []who served in parliament, is unexcelled in two respects: You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Charnwood’s Lincoln: Biography as Civics Lesson

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Charnwood was a member of parliament in the late nineteenth century, and he was fascinated with Lincoln as politician and statesman. We have to remember that in all the Northern States the right of the Southern States to choose for themselves about slavery had been fully admitted, and that four of the Lnicoln States were themselves slave States all this while.