I Am Abraham

I Am Abraham

A Novel of Lincoln and the Civil War

Book - 2014 | First edition
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Traces the historic arc of Lincoln's life from his picaresque days as a gangly young lawyer in Sangamon County, Illinois, through his improbable marriage to Kentucky belle Mary Todd, to his 1865 visit to war-shattered Richmond only days before his assassination.
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, A Division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780871404275
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: xx, 456 pages ; 25 cm


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May 27, 2016

8 out of 10. Again, a great job in making an icon human

ChristchurchLib May 25, 2014

"The author of The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson turns his attention to 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, capturing his voice -- at once eloquent and homespun -- as the Great Emancipator recounts his life and career through a series of flashbacks. Lincoln describes his hardscrabble childhood, his career as a lawyer and Illinois state legislator, and his election to the presidency of a deeply divided nation, while examining his personal relationships, ranging from his youthful romance with Ann Rutledge to his tumultuous marriage to Mary Todd Lincoln to his bonds with his sons. This reflective, character-driven portrait of a complex man artfully illuminates the inner life of a very public figure." Historical Fiction May 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/e50d3b6d-378e-4915-9d8d-81d97c403015?postId=c0b70f16-386e-48a4-b591-361bd05d1065


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