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

Description

This unforgettable portrait of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War effortlessly mixes humor with Shakespearean-like tragedy to create an achingly human portrait of the sixteenth president. Charyn conducts an orchestra of historical figures and fictional extras centered around a profoundly moral but troubled commander in chief whose relationship with his Ophelia-like wife and his sons-Robert, Willie, and Tad-is explored with penetrating psychological insight and the utmost compassion. Seized by melancholy and imbued with an unfaltering sense of human worth, Charyn's President Lincoln comes to vibrant, three-dimensional life in a haunting portrait we have rarely seen in historical fiction.

Details

Author(s)
Jerome Charyn
Format
Paperback | 480 pages
Dimensions
139.7 x 210.82 x 27.94mm | 181.44g
Publication date
20 Mar 2015
Publisher
WW Norton & Co
Imprint
Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication City/Country
United States
Language
English
Edition statement
Reprint
ISBN10
1631490028
ISBN13
9781631490026
Bestsellers rank
1,082,929