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Lincoln's Little Girl
by Fred Trump
During the presidential campaign of 1860, eleven-year-old Grace Bedell wrote to Abraham Lincoln and suggested that he grow whiskers, thinking that the beard would increase his chances of election. The exchange of letters between Grace and Mr. Lincoln and their meeting at the Westfield, New York train depot is one of the warmest human interest stories in American history ...more
Published February 1st 2000 by Boyds Mills Press
(first published 1977)
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I wanted to like it even more since I like Lincoln so much. However, the reading is pretty dry in spots with just historical facts. I imagine Trump did his best with the pieces he was able to pull together or find about Grace Bedell Billings's life. There is some good research but there were some pretty big holes in her life story. Still a good read and valuable information about the girl who "changed the face of America" and some history about many of her contemporaries.