One hundred fifty years after his death, Abraham Lincoln remains one of America's most fascinating, brilliant, and visionary leaders. He's idolized as a hero, a legend, and even a secular saint. But what about the real man behind the stone monument?
In this engaging, intelligent book, you'll learn about more than just his savvy political skills and Civil War power plays. 101 Things You Didn't Know about Lincoln reveals other little known details of his personal and professional life, including:
How Lincoln escaped death more than once as a child
Why he once used a chicken bone to argue a court case
Why the Lincolns kept goats at the White House
When and why he grew that beard
How John Wilkes Booth's brother saved Lincoln's son
Who tried to rob Lincoln's grave
Filled with these and other offbeat facts, 101 Things You Didn't Know about Lincoln is sure to fascinate, whether you're a newcomer to Lincoln legend and lore, or a hardcore history buff!
Brian Thornton is the author of eleven books and a whole bunch of short stories. He’s got three things out this year: a collection of three novellas entitled “Suicide Blonde,” and a double volume anthology of crime fiction inspired by the music of jazz-rock legends Steely Dan (“Die Behind The Wheel” and “A Beast Without A Name”). He does all of his own stunts, loves the color blue as well as singing in the car with his son, and lives in Seattle, where he is currently serving his third term as Northwest Chapter president for the Mystery Writers of America. Find out what he's up to at BrianThorntonWriter.com.