An excellent resource on the adult life of Lincoln, focusing on the events leading up to and during his presidency. Author touches on family, business and political life. The narrative captures not only the mood of the president during the Civil War, but also the mood of the country. Bright and colorful illustrations including maps, battle scenes, big moments in Lincoln's life, his family and contemporaries. There is great attention to detail in all illustrations. Maps are filled with information including place names, borders, major event details, etc. Captions include additional information about the illustrations, such as names and dates of battles, names and titles of people and additional details of events. Includes full text of the Gettysburg address. Additional resources: Bibliography, National Geographic url, address and contact information for Lincoln's homesite in Springfield, Illinois.