As a young man, Lincoln stood out from the crowd, tall and lanky at six-feet four-inches. He arrived in New Salem and landed a job as a clerk in a general store. Soon thereafter, Lincoln started to make a name for himself, successfully wrestling the town bully and amazing most of his neighbors with his strength and ability to split rails and fell trees—a survival skill that he developed as a child of the American frontier. In small towns during that era, the general store was a meeting place, and thus Lincoln grew to know the community well. He delighted people with his wit, intelligence, and integrity. For the less literate citizens of New Salem, Abe's ability to read and write was invaluable. He quickly became a popular member of the town, endearing himself to the locals as a good-natured and "bookish" young man.
The Life of Abraham Lincoln
This should be required reading. This book was written by a man who was alive during the Civil War. There is no revisionist history. This is an excellent depiction of the complicated position Lincoln, and the country, had to encounter. God bless Abraham Lincoln.
I really enjoyed this book, written with love and devotion of our great president Lincoln.
I learned so much more than the history books tell us. Lincoln, a truly humble, very intelligent person who wanted our government to be for the people. Republicans should heed this message today!
Excellent book very well wrote