ABE LINCOLN OF PIGEON CREEK by William E. Wilson

ABE LINCOLN OF PIGEON CREEK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Homespun quality for this new biography of the young Lincoln, Lincoln of the years from 1816 to 1830, the boyhood in Indiana. This is rooted in historical fact, presents the family, the mother he worshipped and who died, the step-mother whom he grew to love, and who saw the potentials behind the crude ungainliness, his shiftless father, his sister, step-sisters and brother, friends and neighbors. A good picture of the rough simple life, and Lincoln, the boy, emerges with the innate strengths, the humor, the magnetism of the man. His abortive boyhood romance, his awakening interest in the law, all groundwork for maturity.

Pub Date: Oct. 17th, 1949
Publisher: Whittlesey