Thursday, September 15, 2011

Father Abraham: Lincoln and His Sons

Father Abraham: Lincoln and His Sons
by Harold Holzer
Boyds Mills Press
232 pages

Summary:  Abraham Lincoln was devoted to his country - and to his family. President Lincoln called America a "House Divided" but he struggled to keep his own house united. It would prove to be an impossible task. Sickness, loss and family tensions overwhelmed Abraham, Mary, and their four sons. Opening up the Lincoln family album, noted Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer highlights the family's heartaches and happiness. Illustrated with archival photographs and backed by extensive primary source material, this compelling portrait illuminates the private lives of four generations of a prominent American family.

No comments: