A Friend of Mr. Lincoln

A Friend of Mr. Lincoln

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Depicts Abraham Lincoln in his 20s and 30s, as he works as a lawyer and in the state legislature and spends time with a fictional poet, Cage Weatherby.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780307700674
0307700674
Branch Call Number: FIC HARRIGAN, STEPHEN
Characteristics: 415 pages ; 25 cm

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brangwinn
Jul 07, 2016

I loved this book. It is a look into Lincoln’s life while he was still a lawyer in Illinois, and courted Mary Todd. He accomplishes what good historical fiction does better than non-fiction. He makes people come alive. His marriage to Todd seems based more on keeping his word than love and he regretted this union from before the marriage. Bright, comedic and yet prone to depression, Lincoln is shown to have many different facets to his personality.

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Edward J Crowell
Mar 29, 2016

I'm a fan of Stephen Harrigan and his writing style is engaging and easy to read. I wanted to learn more about Lincoln and this book follows his early years as a lawyer before he was elected to Congress. But the story's main character, a fictional poet, was not so interesting as the friend of Lincoln. The future president faded into the background as a somewhat unlikable though principled fellow. Ed

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rpavlacic
Mar 07, 2016

While the friendship in this book is imaginary, the author well captures the spirit of Abraham Lincoln in his formative days as a lawyer and Illinois state politician. Of note are the beginnings of his rivalry with Stephen Douglas, who he famously faced off against in the 1858 Senate election.

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