A Friend of Mr. Lincoln: A novel

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A Friend of Mr. Lincoln by Stephen Harrigan is indeed a fabulous read. Readers will be intensely intrigued from page one. Here, readers will see sides of Abraham Lincoln that we never really got to see in history books. Readers will follow this story and learn of Mr. Lincoln’s friends, good times and bad, as well as who Mr. Lincoln was inside and out. A brilliant masterpiece that shows readers the emotional side of history’s most famous men. Stephen Harrigan has perfectly captured a man we all know. His writing gives readers an insider’s view that not only tells but shows them visually what Mr. Lincoln was like back in the 1830’s and 1840’s.

Politicians face many ups and downs just like the rest of us ordinary people. A Friend of Mr. Lincoln shows a man’s journey as he goes about his career and becoming the man he’s known for today. It was interesting to find out who Mr. Lincoln’s real historical friends were as well as the fictional one that Stephen Harrigan has created. The story feels so real that’s frightening. Readers will feel as though they have been teleported back in time as the follow the story. The plot was well-written in a way that would compel readers from everywhere and send them straight into the heart of the novel. History comes alive under Stephen Harrigan’s words. Vibrant, realistic, and positively riveting is exactly what readers will think after they read A Friend of Mr. Lincoln. Told in second person point of view, the pages fill readers with scenes of every detail. Almost like a movie. I highly recommend this stunning historical fiction to readers worldwide. It was exciting to learn more about a president who came from the same state where I was born and raised.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 432 pages
Publisher Knopf
Publish Date 02-Feb-2016
ISBN 9780307700674
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Issue March 2016
Category Historical Fiction


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