Young Lincoln of New Salem

Young Lincoln of New Salem

by Sam Rawlins


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Long before politics beckoned, he spent six years of his life living on the rugged Illinois frontier in the primitive village of New Salem.

During the 1830's he had been a store clerk, postmaster, and a captain of the militia in the Blackhawk War. But nothing in his life experience could have prepared him for what would become a journey into all things spiritual.

This is the story of young Lincoln during those crucial years from the ages of 22 to 28, what he would learn from love and heartbreak, and how it would both haunt and inspire him all the rest of his life.

From the Author of A Return to Meadow Wood comes a new inspirational book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949231946
Publisher: Yorkshire Publishing
Publication date: 02/12/2019
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 844,100
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

The author was raised in Oklahoma and Arkansas in the late 1940's and early 1950's in or near several rural communities. Later, he also spent time in Missouri, in an area known as 'tornado alley.' Soaking up first hand knowledge of small town life, he witnessed many destructive twisters in his childhood. These became some of his most vivid memories during those formative years. Decades later, he has been able to recount them in "A Return To Meadow Wood". In the war torn 1960's, after graduating from the medical training center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, he served as a medical specialist in Southeast Asia. He was able to observe the destructive effects of PTSD in patients, friends, and in himself. Then, and through the years, the knowledge gained from these experiences has enabled him to tell this story with a degree of intimacy and understanding that would otherwise not have been possible. Later, after his military service, he was a full time bookseller for many years. During that time his childhood interest in novel writing was rekindled, bringing with him a visual page quality to his style. Subsequently, he experienced God's calling to write this faith-based, inspirational novel. Born out of his life's experiences, it has been a work of many years. During its development he has felt the presence of the Lord inspiring him in his writing every step of the way. He presently lives in the Southwest, currently at work on a new book. Reflecting the very deep spiritual commitment in his life, his career goal is to continue writing novels that will impact readers in positive, uplifting, life changing ways.

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