Abraham Lincoln: A Novel Life
by Tony Wolk
Imagine Abraham Lincoln walking the streets of Evanston, Illinois, on Easter weekend in 1955, just a man suddenly and magically free of the terrible burden of leading the nation through war. How will the Great Emancipator react to this new world, where he finds comfort and love in the arms of a young widow? How will learning of his own death affect his efforts to end the w...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Ooligan Press
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Abraham Lincoln: a Novel Life is a fun time travel novel in which Abraham Lincoln unintentionally goes forward in time ninety years, to 1955, and meets a woman, Joan Matcham, to whom he accidentally introduces himself as Abraham Lincoln and then proceeds to explain. They spend an entire day together and fall in love…before Lincoln goes back to 1865. The novel is historically educational and brings Abraham Lincoln--and Mary Todd Lincoln--to life. In the back of the book is an engaging list of bri...more
I enjoyed the premise of this book: What if Abraham Lincoln was suddenly transported from February 1865 to Easter Sunday 1955? Written by a Portland State University professor, it wasn't a book I had to finish, but it kept me reading. I especially enjoyed reading the notes on historical figures at the end of the book.