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Becoming Abraham Lincoln: The Coming of Age of Our Greatest President

Richard Kigel
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2017]
Language
English
ISBN
9781510717305, 1510717307
Summary
Becoming Abraham Lincoln: The Coming of Age of Our Greatest President tells the true story of how this great American hero grew up and became a man. The story begins with Lincoln's cousin describing the murder of Abe's grandfather in 1782 by the Wabash Indians in the Kentucky wilderness. It ends as Lincoln turns twenty-five, downcast and debt-ridden after the failure of his first business venture, as he earns his first election victory to take his seat in the Illinois State Legislature. This vivid, authentic account of Abraham Lincoln in his formative years is told by those who were there--his friends and family. Supported by rigorous research, Becoming Abraham Lincoln is an authentic account of Lincoln's childhood and adolescence in the actual words of those who knew him best. We see Lincoln as he was, according to law partner Billy Herndon, "just as he lived, breathed, ate and laughed in this world." The historic eyewitness testimony in these pages forms a rich, detailed narrative unmatched in all Lincoln literature.
Contents
  • Introduction: "I saw him this morning about 8:30"
  • "My good friend is gone"
  • "I have heard much of this blessed good woman"
  • "Injuns!"
  • "Purty as a pitcher."
  • "Nancy's got a boy baby."
  • "It was a wild region."
  • "Constantly handling that most useful instrument."
  • "I am going away from you, Abraham"
  • "Here's your new Mammy"
  • "Land o'Goshen, that boy air a' growin'"
  • "A real eddication"
  • "Mighty darned good lies"
  • "Somethin' peculiarsome"
  • "Chronicles of Reuben"
  • "Why dost thou tear more blest ones hence?"
  • "I can see the quivering and shining of that half-dollar yet"
  • "River man"
  • "Snowbirds"
  • "I found him no green horn"
  • "I'll hit it hard"
  • "A kind of driftwood"
  • "The best feller that ever broke into this settlement"
  • "Something that was knotty"
  • "I am young and unknown"
  • "They surely thought it was a dream"
  • "Captain Abraham Lincoln's Company of the First Regiment of the Brigade of Volunteers"
  • "Charges upon the wild onions...bloody struggles with the mosquitoes"
  • "The only time I ever have been beaten"
  • "The national debt"
  • "I loved the woman dearly and sacredly"
  • "Oh! Why should the spirit of mortal be proud?"
  • "Did you vote for me?"
Description
xix, 273 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-231).
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