Father Abraham. "Lincoln" by Thomas Keneally. [review]
Weidenfield & Nicholson were both wise and fortunate in their choice of Thomas Keneally to write a study of Abraham Lincoln for their "Lives" series. He in turn gifted them, and us, with a story that listens closely to Lincoln's words and sees some shape in the internal and external demons that so often troubled his life. Keneally’s narrative moves quietly alongside the Illinois rail-splitter as Lincoln transforms himself from local small-time politician to President of the USA.