This was a very interesting book on Lincoln. A compilation of many historians writing about Lincoln from different perspectives at different times of his life. I am such a Lincoln fan that some of them were hard to read because I figured “everybody” loved Lincoln. Apparently not.
But it is good to hear multiple perspectives and their reasons why. He is one of those people we could only wish had lived longer. But one train of thought was that maybe he is so famous because he was assassinated. Pretty much everyone agreed he was brilliant and was president at our countries worst time.
I also loved the fact that some of his most important speeches were included in the back of the book. Gettysburg Address (which I memorized and recited in 8th grade), the Emancipation Proclamation, and his two inaugural addresses to name a few.
If you want to learn more about our 16th President, this is worth the read.