One hundred fifty years after his death, Abraham Lincoln remains one of America's most fascinating, brilliant, and visionary leaders. He's idolized as a hero, a legend, and even a secular saint. In this engaging, intelligent book, you will learn about more than just his savvy political skills and Civil War power plays, including:
- How Lincoln escaped death more than once as a child
- Why the Lincolns kept goats at the White House
- How John Wilkes Booth's brother saved Lincoln's son
- Who tried to rob Lincoln's grave
Honest Abe--because what you didn't know will surprise you!
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About the Author
Brian Thornton earned his MA in history from Eastern Washington University. He has taught history at every level, from sixth grade through college.
About the Foreword Writer:
Richard W. Donley is a professor (emeritus) of nineteenth-century American history at Eastern Washington University, where he was three-time chair of the history department.