I am Abraham - A Novel of Lincoln and the Civil War.pdf
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."
Not only the best novel about President Lincoln since Gore Vidal s Lincoln in 1984, but it is also twice as good to read. --Gabor Boritt, author of The Lincoln Enigma and recipient of the National Humanities Medal"