A warm, moving portrait of Abraham Lincoln told through the eyes of his children and captured in exquisite full-color illustrations.
Historians claim him as one of America s most revered presidents. But to his rambunctious sons, Abraham Lincoln was above all a playful and loving father. Here is Lincoln as seen by two of his boys: Willie, thrilled to be on his first train trip when Lincoln was deciding to run for president; Willie and Tad barging into Cabinet meetings to lift Lincoln s spirits in the early days of the Civil War, Tad accompanying him to Richmond just after the South s defeat. With the war raging and the Union under siege, we see history unfolding through Willie s eyes and then through Tad s -- and we see Lincoln rising above his own inborn sadness and personal tragedy through his devotion to his sons. With evocative and engaging illustrations by P.J. Lynch, Rosemary Wells offers a carefully researched biography that gives us a Lincoln not frozen in time but accessible and utterly real.
Celebrate the bicentennial of Lincoln s birth, February 2009"e;
Lincoln and His Boys