An interesting, but very simple and straightforward telling of Lincoln's life. Having never studied Lincoln's time as president before, I feel this was a good entry point, but there was nothing overly illuminating or shocking. It essentially confirmed my view that Lincoln and his wife Mary were strange and almost disturbed people, who just so happened to be exactly what the union needed during the Civil War. I feel as though the author dealt as honestly and evenhandedly with the material as possible, but being that the book is so short, it is difficult to go very deep into this president's life. For what it was, a brief overview and introduction to Abraham Lincoln, this book served its purpose very well, meanwhile also giving a good overview of the Civil War within the context of Lincoln's presidency.
Fun fact, "sideburns" are named after on of Lincoln's Civil War generals, Gen. Ambrose Burnside.
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