“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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Cosimo Classics July 1, Language: He had done justice; he had loved mercy; he had walked humbly with his God.

Of Trumbull, who affirmed Lincoln’s honesty and kindness but stated that “Lincoln was a follower and not a leader in public affairs,” Charnwood acknowledges, “we have to read his privately expressed opinion of Lincoln with respect.

Despite writing so many years ago, the author’s values and beliefs are liberal and “universal” and his approach to Lincoln is clear-eyed and balanced.

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Abraham Lincoln, at this crisis of his life, did, in pursuance of his peculiarly cherished principle, forge at least a link in the chain of events which actually precipitated the war. This book was written years ago by a British historian. We see in a different way Charnwood’s devotion to an “unvarnished Lincoln” at the close of chapter 6, where he announces that the remaining six chapters of the biography will focus on Lincoln’s presidency and in particular the salient controversies attending his actions to prosecute the war.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Charnwood paid additional tribute to Lincoln’s public and private character in the Anglo-French Review essay, written a few short years after the publication of his great biography, with this excerpt a testimony of his sure grasp of the moral and political grandeur of Abraham Lincoln: Even though I was surprised that the front cover of the Kindle book spelt the author’s name incorrectly, I thoroughly enjoyed this biography.

First, we consider his judgment that Lincoln’s oratorical skill was due mostly to his “personality” or character what the Greeks called ethos and not his arguments or reason logos.

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Abraham Lincoln

On the contrary, he makes it the driving theme of his biography: It was written more than a century ago and the benefit is that you don’t get comparisons to many of the “modern” wars, which could have cluttered the narrative. The book, published inis still in print, a tribute to its acute portrayal of principal figures in Lincoln’s political world, and his knowing assessment of the politics of the day—even from his remove. This book was written years ago by a British historian.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Showing of 94 reviews. Customers who bought this item also bought. As a silly side note, Charnwood had a bizarre obsession with the exact weight of every love interest who ever crossed Abe Lincoln’s path. But if in comparison with the acknowledged masterpieces of our prose we rank many passages in these speeches very high—and in fact the men who have appreciated them most highly have been fastidious scholars—we shall not yet have measured Lincoln’s effort and performance.


He was not born of nobility but was made a Baron by King George V infive years before this book was published. The book makes many things clear about Lincoln and the Civil War which had always confused me before as a non-American.

The text feels more conversational than many biographies and historical accounts.

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And we will just have to overcome the fact that much about the racial issue has been driven backwards in the last five years. He graduated inand would later become a philosophy lecturer at Balliol. Sep 06, Jim rated it it was amazing. The book follows Lincoln from his impoverished youth to his great triumph, holding the Union together during its deepest crisis. EricF marked it as to-read Aug 13, Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Interestingly enough, he says they will serve as a “tribute” to Lincoln.