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07-31-2013, 06:45 AM (This post was last modified: 07-31-2013 06:55 AM by Gene C.)
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Eva, ....I don't even have 100.

My interest in Lincoln and the assassinatin was rekindled last year. Priot to that, I had a couple of shelves of Lincoln and Civil War books. Since then I've been trying to catch up for time lost in reading and learning. The people on this web site are really responable. They have made the learning fun, so much knowledge, the respect and appreciation for history. I could go on and on, if I could find the right words, but most of you understand the feelings.

So far in the children/young adult books my favorites are Abraham Lincoln - Greatest of Good Men by U J Hoffman written in 1926 and Lincoln's Animal Friends by Ruth Painter Randall. I just started purchasing a few of these. There are several older on-line books I am looking forward to reading.

On the adult side, two new favorites that I read for the first time last year were the biographies of Lincon and Stanton, both written by Benjamin Thomas. They are both over 50 years old, but still very good.

The picture is by Travis Louie. I found it looking on the internet for something else, I don't think it's from a children's book. His work has a humorous touch.

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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07-31-2013, 08:26 AM
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You've worded it pretty well. I, too, appreciate the "input" I get here (makes me often awestruck), and all the book recommendations. From what you told I would love to read "Lincoln's animal friends" (but it's not even listed as "temporarily out of stock" on our Amazon site, so it's unlikely I'll get it).
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07-31-2013, 08:52 AM (This post was last modified: 07-31-2013 08:55 AM by Gene C.)
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Keep checking back and try Barnes & Noble and ABEbooks.com

You are in Germany?
I have no idea how much mailing a copy from here would be.

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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07-31-2013, 08:55 AM
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Here's a copy, but you might have to sell your animal friends to be able to afford it.

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Rob

http://www.alibris.com/booksearch?browse...&hs=Submit

Abraham Lincoln in the only man, dead or alive, with whom I could have spent five years without one hour of boredom.
--Ida M. Tarbell

I want the respect of intelligent men, but I will choose for myself the intelligent.
--Carl Sandburg
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07-31-2013, 11:09 AM (This post was last modified: 07-31-2013 11:36 AM by Dawn E Foster.)
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(07-31-2013 06:45 AM)Gene C Wrote:  My interest in Lincoln and the assassinatin was rekindled last year. Priot to that, I had a couple of shelves of Lincoln and Civil War books. Since then I've been trying to catch up for time lost in reading and learning. The people on this web site are really responable. They have made the learning fun, so much knowledge, the respect and appreciation for history. I could go on and on, if I could find the right words, but most of you understand the feelings.

Exactly!!!

(07-30-2013 09:12 AM)Gene C Wrote:  Recently purchased Children's Books
The Abraham Lincoln You Never Knew by James Collier
Lincoln's Animal Friends by Ruth Painter Randall
Abraham Lincoln - The Greatest of Good Men - U J Hoffman
Abe Lincoln by Sterling North
Abraham Lincoln Friend of the People by Clara Ingram Judson
The Story of Abraham Lincoln by Nina Brown Baker
Abraham Lincoln - God's Leader for a Nation by David Collins
Vinnie and Abraham by Dawn FitzGerald

About 2 months ago I wanted to see if the way Abraham Lincoln was portrayed in children's books had changed in the past 50-70 years. I went to the library and checked out a few, then purchased a few older books. So far, the older books mention his christian values more than the newer books, and talked more about his character and the newer ones talk more about his accomplishments. That's just my broad generalization, I'm still comparing. It's not a serious study, I was just curious. I also enjoy the illustrations.

On the more adult level, and I haven't read these yet

Darkest Dwan by Thomas Goodrich (reading it now - it's good)
Honor's Voice by Douglas Wilson
Lincolns Legends by Edward Steers
In Lincoln's Footsteps by Don Davenport (it's a travel book I ordered for $0.01, what did I have to loose)
Lincoln's Assassins by James Swanson
Lincoln and Kennedy: Medical and Ballistic Comparisons by John Lattimer
The Secret War for the Union by Edwin Fishel
They have Killed Papa Dead by Anthony Pitch

There are alot of reasonably priced books available.
So many books, so little time

Interesting, Gene - though I have several of the adult books on your list, and do have several children's books, not one on my list is the same as yours. Maybe, because I work with kindergartners and have two five-year-old grandsons, what I am attracted to is more picture books than actual children's texts? Two that I sort of fell in love with at one of our book fairs last year were: Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman, and Abe Lincoln's Dream by Lane Smith.
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