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A. Lincoln: His Illinois

The State Journal-Register

Published 2008
ISBN : 9781597251778
Hardcover
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 About the Book 

Lincoln and Illinois are synonymous. The Great Emancipator got his professional and political start in Springfield, and spent much of his legal career trying cases throughout the central part of the state. A. Lincoln His Illinois highlights theMoreLincoln and Illinois are synonymous. The Great Emancipator got his professional and political start in Springfield, and spent much of his legal career trying cases throughout the central part of the state. A. Lincoln His Illinois highlights the places that shaped Lincoln into one of the countrys greatest leaders. Richly illustrated with color photographs, A. Lincoln His Illinois, will be a family keepsake and a wonderful way to commemorate the presidents legacy. The pages of this book retrace Lincolns footsteps through Illinois, relive his experiences in New Salem as his interest in law is born and recapture his years in Springfield as he grows into a man of legal and political stature. The book follows Lincoln through the seven great debates in 1858 with Stephen A. Douglas as the two campaigned for the U.S. Senate and documents his sad departure from the city he came to call his own as he heads for Washington, D.C. The final chapters reveal a communitys grief with the return of Lincolns body and its jubilation with the construction of a world-class museum to forever honor Americas 16th president. Lincoln left a rich legacy for all Americans to enjoy. This book seeks to capture the world he worked and lived in.