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Lincoln Raw - a biographical novel

"Lincoln Raw … a well written insight into the personality of Lincoln, turning him into a living breathing person, rather than just a historical figure."

- Kate Murdoch, author of Stone Circle

"Lincoln Raw is a deftly written biographical novel of extraordinary complexity that will leave the reader fully entertained and reflecting on it long after this outstanding book has been finished and set back upon the shelf. This is the stuff of which block-buster movies are made! "

- Midwest Book Review

Lincoln Raw has been accepted into the Lincoln Collection in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Illinois.

Abraham Lincoln is inescapably human, reliving the gauntlet of tragedy and abuse that should have consumed him, revealing his private reasons for standing firm on the brink of war.

Seven-year-old Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood dies when his father drags their family from the relative comfort of Kentucky into an unforgiving Indiana wilderness. While suffering rebuke for teaching himself to read and write, Abraham endures rumors of illegitimate birth, escapes death a half-dozen times, labors to repay his father’s debts, and grieves the deaths of his infant brother, angel mother, precious sister, and beloved sweetheart. By his early thirties, he casts off his parents’ religion, becomes estranged from his closest friend, and loses faith in his own character when he breaks an engagement to marry a woman he doesn’t love. He spirals into life-threatening depression.

In the prime of life, unable to keep a pledge made to his dying mother, to become someone special, he wrestles with self-doubt, abandons politics, and resigns himself to a life of mediocrity. But when his long-time rival opens the door for slavery’s expansion across half the globe, Lincoln rises to meet the greatest challenge of his life—his beloved country is being ripped apart. Grounded in historical record, the story is enriched by insights gleaned from the works of prominent Lincoln biographers.

Building Blocks of Abraham Lincoln's Personality -

a discussion guide

People make history. We can only hope to learn from history if we take the time to get to know the people who made it happen. Building Blocks of Abraham Lincoln's Personality is a discussion guide designed to facilitate an understanding of Abraham Lincoln, one of the most important people in human history. It is recommended as a companion to Lincoln Raw — a biographical novel which explores the origins of his core values.

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Lincoln Raw - under my father's roof

Abraham Lincoln, under his father’s roof—go beyond the legend. Journey into the mind and soul of a highly sensitive boy as he relives the gauntlet of tragedy and abuse that should have consumed him.

An excerpt from Lincoln Raw: a biographical novel, covering the years young Lincoln lived under his father's roof.

Seven-year-old Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood dies when his father drags their family from the relative comfort of Kentucky into an unforgiving Indiana wilderness. While suffering rebuke for teaching himself to read and write, Abraham endures rumors of illegitimate birth, escapes death at least nine times, labors to repay his father’s debts, and grieves the deaths of his infant brother, angel mother, and beloved sister. He bears all those scars when he witnesses his first slave auction at the age of nineteen.

Grounded in historical record, the story is enriched by insights gleaned from the works of prominent Lincoln biographers.

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