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. In this engaging, intelligent book, you will learn about more than just his savvy political skills and Civil War power plays, including:
How Lincoln escaped death more than once as a child
Why the Lincolns kept goats at the White House
How John Wilkes Booth's brother saved Lincoln's son
Who tried to rob Lincoln's grave
Honest Abe--because what you didn't know will surprise you!
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.