This biography looks at the life of Abraham Lincoln, a farm boy who grew up to become the sixteenth president of the United States and the man responsible for leading the country through the Civil War. Series Information With straightforward language and illustrations on nearly every page, the Who Was...? series invites kids to explore history by learning about key figures from politics, sports, music, literature, and more. Each book tells the story of a person's life and major accomplishments, and discusses the historic events that shaped his or her world. The books also include timelines, bibliographies, and suggestions for further research.