Readers will enjoy an interesting look at not only the man, but the 19th century world in which he lived. Britain's enormous growth and emergence as a democracy, Germany united under Bismarck, Russia freeing the serfs, Japan opened to foreign trade, the U.S. in turmoil over slavery and many other cultural and socio/economic events are all shared in Foster's engaging text laced with her traditional pictures, maps, time lines and graphs. (description by Beautiful Feet)
The author looks at the life of a famous person (in this case, President Lincoln), dividing his life into a few time periods (while Lincoln was a boy, while he was working here or doing this or that), and tells a dozen or so other events that were going on in other parts of the world during that time. Events that began "while Lincoln was a boy" are continued in the later sections, as they unfolded in history.
This is one of the school books that I am keeping.
over 4 years ago