“Abraham Lincoln” is the biography of Lincoln by British author, scholar and Review of “Abraham Lincoln” by Lord Charnwood of this book than in any complete book I can remember over the past several months. Author: Lord Charnwood. Release Date: May 11, [EBook .. the whole of Abraham Lincoln’s kindred are now out of the story. They. This book about Abraham Lincoln, the famous American president. By reading this book you can Abraham Lincoln: A Complete Biography: Lord Charnwood.

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They reasonably believed, though wrongly, that the natural tendency of opinion throughout the now freed Colonies with principles of freedom in the air would work steadily towards emancipation. The value o Very apt that I finished this chzrnwood on the date of Lincoln’s death. Tags Abraham Lincolnbiographiesbook reviewsLord Charnwoodpresidential biographiesPresidents.

Abraham Lincoln by Charnwood, Lord

The facts sound right, but after further research there are many many myths. Garden City Publishing CompanyInc.

But note that Charnwood states that the tribute “consists in the careful examination of just those actions and just those qualities of his upon which candid detraction has in fact fastened, or on which candid admiration has pronounced with hesitancy.

We take note that Charnwood’s biography was written more than forty years prior to the publication of Basler’s Collected Works of Lincolnwhich to this writer’s mind makes the Englishman’s portrayal of Lincoln all the more prescient in its accuracy.

If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save if by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that.

While Lincoln’s speeches and writings give us the clearest picture of his intellect and character, Lord Charnwood’s biography is a close second. Prior owner comment on front end page.

Charnwood’s Lincoln: Biography as Civics Lesson

Chase must have really been a linncoln man before he fell in love with his own goodness. Jwilday rated it liked it Feb 24, For example, where others dismiss Herndon’s Lincoln as a work “destitute of veracity and animated by sheer spite,” Charnwood concludes that Herndon “believed, and believed quite rightly, that the most unvarnished presentment of any and every incident of his life or trait of his character was the greatest service that could be done to his just fame.


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.

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. It establishes cmoplete that the South went to war to proclaim and ensure its biographh to enslave other human beings.

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. Those turn of the century British lords really were something else 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 is not to say, of course, that Charnwood is oblivious to or dismissive of Lincoln’s patriotism. The beginning of the book is a review of the history of America from a British point-of-view.

Trivia About Abraham Lincoln. This biography is a classic with universal appeal.

Review of “Abraham Lincoln” by Lord Charnwood

How timid the northern politicians were before the war! Charnwood thus endeavors to make sense of any apparent inconsistencies in Lincoln’s thoughts or actions, especially with regards to this tension between liberty and consent: Return to Book Page. Definitely my favorite biography — worth reading if you’ve never read it. Original black cloth, dust jacket. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Refresh and try again.


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. Better yet, it starts way charnowod the Civil War and helps to establish the rrea Just finished this book, written in by Lord Charnwood.

A clear and well-argued biography of Abtaham Lincoln written by an Englishman born during the Civil War and published during the First World War, this book holds Lincoln in great esteem.

Charnwood’s Lincoln: Biography as Civics Lesson

It was not the mere matter of separation of the colonies from the motherland, it was the abarham in the Declaration of Independence which gave liberty, not alone to the people of this country, but I hope to the world, for all future time. One may or may not agree with it in every point, but of its profoundly original quality, or its moral dignity, of its intellectual grasp, and of its fulness of suggestion in regard to political and moral problems of all time, there can be no doubt.

Gracefully written, thoroughly researched, this is a book for the ages. Just finished this book, written in by Lord Charnwood. Quotes from Abraham Lincoln.

Lord Charnwood’s Abraham Lincoln is one of the clearest analyses ever attempted. Jay Adatiya rated it really liked it Sep 29, Books by Godfrey Rathbone Benson Charnwood. And he did it knowing better than any other man that he was doing something of great national importance, involving at least great national risk.

This would require no mean effort.