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Abe: A Novel of the Young Lincoln
Abe A Novel of the Young Lincoln
Author: Richard Slotkin
A brilliant work of historical imagination, Abe immerses the reader in the isolating poverty and difficult circumstances that shaped Abraham Lincoln's character. Marked by his mother's horrible death and the struggle to keep reading and learning in the face of his father's fierce disapproval, Richard Slotkin's Lincoln comes of age during a drama...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780805066395
ISBN-10: 080506639X
Publication Date: 3/1/2001
Pages: 496
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Owl Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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This was a beautifully written book that stayed with me even when it was closed and my mind was supposed to be elsewhere. It is good historical fiction, intertwining fact with fiction. The problem for me was that just about anything fictional about a person like Abraham Lincoln seems... I don't know, on par with the story of George Washington and the cherry tree (which is actually mentioned in the pages of this book). I believe that if this were about someone else, if this book were to be called JOE, for instance, I'd have had no qualms because it was VERY good. It was only my personal taste that got in the way.
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very well written, interesting, but, in places, a little too graphic. however,overall, a very interesting peek into the era and the childhood influencs on a most unusual man.

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Lincoln, Abraham (Primary Character)