Just who was Abraham Lincoln? How did he become one of the most admired persons who ever lived? What daily experiences lead him on the path to the Presidency of the United States of America at the most difficult time of its existence? Why is he the man visitors come streaming to discover in the heartland of central Illinois?
This work of Historical Fiction answers the question of what Lincolns daily life was like. By selecting 3 very different years and researching them on a day-to-day, month-by-month basis, the picture of our 16th President becomes clearer.
What Did Lincoln Do in 1832? is told through the eyes of Peggy Rutledge, one of Annes younger sisters, and details the daily life in the remote log cabin village of New Salem, Illinois.
What Did Lincoln Do in 1842? is told through the eyes of Jed, a twelve-year-old boy whom Lincoln befriends in the booming town of Springfield, Illinois.
What Did Lincoln Do in 1862? is told in a stream-of-consciousness style by Tad Lincoln, Abrahams youngest son. It details the year in the White House in which Willie dies and Lincoln writes the Emancipation Proclamation.
This work of Historical Fiction is grounded in research and footnoted for those whose spark is lit to do further study on this unique American who strode from obscurity to center stage not so long ago.