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Just prior to this gift, I had watched a TV documentary titled Living with Lincoln so this book was timely. The documentary showcased the Kunhardt family and their collection of Lincoln memorabilia over the years.
In an interview, Kunhardt said: You just can dig deep I was ecstatic when I received a NetGalley advance e-copy of Father Lincoln by Alan Manning in exchange for an honest book review. You just can dig deeper. It's like an onion.
You can just keep Abraham lincoln the untold story back layer after layer. At only pages including references and footnotesit is a quick and easy read. What the book revealed is that Abraham Lincoln was like any other father; he lived through different times but at the core, he faced the same challenges as fathers today trying to balance a career and his role as a father.
He loved his sons, encouraged them, cared deeply for them, provided for them, and sadly had to bury two of his kids in his own lifetime.
Unlike his counterparts of his day, he openly grieved his monumental loss. While his dad was a disciplinarian, he is depicted as lax. While his dad favoured physical labour and strength, Lincoln encouraged academic pursuits, something his father saw no need for.
I like that Manning, instead of being critical or judgemental, provided some context around these preferences by touching on the locale, occupation, and the demands and needs of the West frontier where Lincoln lived his early years.
Some of the episodes described in this book were endearing and funny at times.
Here are a few examples: Lincoln's law partner reported: If they pulled down all the books from the shelves, bent the points of all the pens, overturned ink-stands, scattered law papers over the floor, or threw the pencils into the spittoon, it never disturbed the serenity of their father's good nature.
And at the White House, Tad ate all the strawberries from the garden that were being grown for use at a state dinner. And when his new ball landed against the mirror in the vestibule, Tad remarked "Well, it's broken, I don't b'lieve Pa'll care.
Or when the boys discovered the White House bell system located in the garret, "they would periodically ring all the bells in all the offices, causing panicky clerks and messengers to scurry The pranks by Willie and Tad are numerous and quite humorous; although one cannot help but think that Willie and Tad ran amok in the White House while their doting father remain calm and patient throughout.
What I love is the way he handled some of situations with his kids. He lovingly righted a few wrongs such as when Tad reported that Willie urged him to swap his new knife for candy which was not a fair trade. Here is one of my favourite where Lincoln indulged his kid's play: When the boys buried a soldier doll with full military honours in the rose garden much to the consternation of a gardener who suggested that the boys seek a pardon from their President father.
Lincoln pardoned the toy soldier explaining that "no man shall twice be put in jeopardy of his life for the same offence" since Lincoln learnt that the boys have tried the toy soldier for being a spy, a deserter, was shot at and buried several times for all kinds of crimes made up by the boys.
Much is written about Lincoln and Tad and Willie. Since Eddy the second child died at an early age, the passages about him concentrate on Lincoln's grief over the loss of this child. With respect to Robert, the eldest son - he was away at college so his connections with his dad are reported through his correspondences, requests for moneyand updates on his academic progress etc.
Lincoln was not around much for the first two boys as his career was still in its fledging state and he was away a lot. As he became more financially secured and his career progressed, he was able to spend more time with the younger two boys; this was further helped by the fact that he became President and home and office were right there.
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Ships from and sold by /5(34). Father Lincoln: The Untold Story of Abraham Lincoln and His Boys--Robert, Eddy, Willie, and Tad by Alan Manning. President Abraham Lincoln is known as the Great Emancipator, the Savior of the Union, and an American martyr to the people who read about him.
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