Lincoln: A Photobiography Essay & Project Ideas

Russell Freedman
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1. Lincoln developed a prose style that has made some of his writings part of world literature. Examine his most famous writings. How did he develop this style? Describe its characteristics.

How does it achieve its effects?

2. The idea that Lincoln himself may have been a better general than those whom he appointed to command his armies is not new. How accurate is it?

How successful was he in teaching himself military tactics and strategy?

3. In the 1860s, two men gained reputations as liberators: Alexander II of Russia and Abraham Lincoln. Compare these two men. Were they at all similar in character and methods? Was one more successful than the other?

4. Abraham Lincoln won a reputation as a very skillful lawyer. Examine his cases. What were his methods? What do they reveal about Lincoln's mind?

5. A literary man himself, Lincoln has...

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