I Am Abraham : A Novel of Lincoln and the Civil War

Description

Tracing the historic arc of Abraham Lincoln's life from his picaresque days as a gangly young man in Sangamon County, Illinois, through his improbable marriage to Kentucky belle Mary Todd, to his 1865 visit to war-shattered Richmond only days before his assassination, I Am Abraham hews to the familiar Lincoln saga, seamlessly braiding Lincoln family members and military figures with a parade of fictional extras - wise-cracking knaves, conniving hangers-on, patriotic whores, and dying soldiers. Using biblically cadenced prose, cornpone nineteenth-century humor, and Lincoln's own letters and speeches, Jerome Charyn concocts a profoundly moral but troubled commander in chief, whose relationship with his Ophelia-like wife and sons - Robert, Willie, and Tad - is explored with penetrating psychological insight, utmost compassion, and the most ingenious novelistic license.

Details

Author(s)
Jerome Charyn, Arthur Morey
Format
CD-Audio
Dimensions
124.46 x 142.24 x 10.16mm | 45.36g
Publication date
03 Feb 2014
Publisher
Dreamscape Media
Publication City/Country
Holland, Ohio, United States
Language
English
Edition
Unabridged
Edition statement
Unabridged
ISBN10
1629232742
ISBN13
9781629232744