Lincoln by David Herbert Donald

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GENERAL?REQUIREMENTS:?The?first?paragraph?would?include?your?thesis?(what?are?you?trying?to
prove?state?it?clearly…underline?the?thesis…make?the?reader?get?excited?about?what?will?be
forthcoming?in?your?paper).?Name?the?book?and?author.?Who?is?the?subject?of?this?book??What?was?the
book?discussing??Did?the?book?emphasize?a?certain?segment?of?the?subject’s?life??Was?it?a
comprehensive?look?of?the?subject’s?life??In?the?second?paragraph,?what?was?your?general?evaluation
of?the?book??What?do?you?believe?was?the?author’s?purpose?of?this?book??What?message?(his/her
thesis)?was?the?author?sending?its?reader??What?positive?or?negative?influences?did?you?feel?about?the
subject?of?this?biography??Did?the?author?bolster?or?diminish?this?person?s?standing?and?historical
significance??Describe?an?example?from?the?book?to?support?your?argument.?In?the?third?paragraph,
what?did?the?subject?accomplish?that?impressed?you??Explain?in?detail?why?you?were?impressed.?Give
the?rationale?for?this?impressive?feat.?What,?for?example,?was?the?historical?ramification?of?this?feat?
Was?what?the?person?did?historically?important??Did?you?approve?or?disapprove?of?this?person?s
actions??Use?clear?examples?from?the?book?(this?most?likely?would?be?where?you?should?have?most?of
your?footnotes).?Give?examples?of?how?the?subject?of?the?biography?discovered?or?created?this?feat.
What?was?the?motivation??Did?he?or?she?face?obstacles?along?the?way??For?example,?did?this?person
invent?something?or?found?an?organization??Make?sure?he?or?she?was?the?first?person?to?accomplish
this?feat.?Choose?something?unique?that?was?not?done?before.?Remember?to?select?a?feat?or
accomplishment,?rather?than?a?personal?trait.?Avoid?any?character?traits?like?ambition?or?perseverance.
Now,?the?fourth?paragraph,?repeat?what?you?did?in?the?previous?paragraph?only?choosing?a?different
impressive?feat.?For?the?fifth?paragraph,?pick?again?a?different?feat?and?repeat?the?process.?In?the?sixth
and?final?paragraph,?you?have?reached?the?conclusion?or?summary?stage.?Be?analytical.?Tell?me?how
the?author?was?true?to?his/her?intent.?Did?you?agree?with?the?author?s?assessment?of?this?subject?s
importance?in?historical?terms??Explain?why?or?why?not.?Perhaps,?you?viewed?the?author?s?evidence
with?skepticism?and?interpreted?the?
material?differently.?Make?your?observations?here.?Did?you,?in?fact,
arguably?convince?me?that?the?thesis?you?presented?earlier?made?sense??Give?me?your?honest
assessment?of?the?person.?Summarize?this?evaluation.