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Life of Abraham Lincoln Little Blue Book Ten Cent Pocket Series No. 324   By: (1875-1923)

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In the small yet impactful publication, Life of Abraham Lincoln Little Blue Book Ten Cent Pocket Series No. 324, author John Hugh Bowers offers a concise and well-rounded exploration of the life and legacy of one of America's most revered figures: Abraham Lincoln.

Bowers's book is a product of extensive research and a deep understanding of Lincoln's historical significance. With a mere ten chapters, the author manages to provide an insightful glimpse into Lincoln's childhood, his political journey, presidency, and tragic assassination. While the brevity of the book may seem limiting, Bowers masterfully condenses the essential aspects of Lincoln's life without sacrificing the richness of the narrative.

One of the book's strengths is Bowers's ability to paint a vivid picture of Lincoln's humble beginnings. From his log-cabin childhood to his self-education, readers gain a true understanding of the hard work and determination that shaped Lincoln's character. The author delves into Lincoln's inner struggles, highlighting his bouts of melancholy and his resilience to overcome adversity, ultimately establishing him as a relatable and inspiring figure.

Bowers also spotlights Lincoln's political career, emphasizing the pivotal role he played in abolishing slavery and preserving the Union during a deeply divided time in American history. The book does an exceptional job of capturing the challenges Lincoln faced, including the Civil War, and how he navigated these obstacles with wisdom and compassion.

Additionally, the author explores Lincoln's leadership style and his ability to garner respect and loyalty from his cabinet and the American people. Through detailed anecdotes and quotes, Bowers reveals Lincoln's exceptional oratory skills, his witty demeanor, and his uncompromising dedication to the principles he believed in.

One of the few drawbacks of the book is its brevity. While the concise nature of the publication is ideal for those seeking a quick introduction to Lincoln's life, it may leave readers hungering for more in-depth analysis and exploration of certain key moments or aspects of Lincoln's presidency. However, given its intended purpose as a pocket guide, Bowers successfully manages to strike a balance between conciseness and informative content.

In conclusion, Life of Abraham Lincoln Little Blue Book Ten Cent Pocket Series No. 324 by John Hugh Bowers proves to be a valuable resource for individuals seeking an introduction to the life and achievements of Abraham Lincoln. Bowers's writing is engaging, informative, and accessible to readers of various backgrounds. Undoubtedly, this pocket-sized publication serves as an excellent starting point in understanding the enduring influence of one of America's greatest leaders.

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LITTLE BLUE BOOK NO. 324 Edited by E. Haldeman Julius


Life of Abraham Lincoln

John Hugh Bowers, Ph.D., LL.B.

Dept. History and Social Sciences, State Teachers' College, Pittsburg, Kans.


Haldeman Julius Company



The story of Lincoln, revealing how one American, by his own honest efforts, rose from the most humble beginning to the most high station of honor and worth, has inspired millions and will inspire millions more. The log cabin in which he was born, the ax with which he split the rails, the few books with which he got the rudiments of an education, the light of pine knots by which he studied, the flatboat on which he made the long trip to New Orleans, the slave mart at sight of which his sympathetic soul revolted against the institution of human slavery these are all fraught with intense interest as the rude forces by which he slowly builded his great character.

Great suffering taught him great sympathy. His great sympathy for men gave him great influence over men. As a lonely motherless little boy living in the pitiless poverty of the backwoods he learned both humility and appreciation. Then from a gentle step mother he learned the beauty of kindness... Continue reading book >>

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