Land of Lincoln : Adventures in Abe's America

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 4/11/2008
  • Publisher: Grove Press

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Abraham Lincoln was our greatest president and perhaps the most influential American who ever lived. But what is his place in our country today? In Land of Lincoln, Andrew Ferguson packs his bags and embarks on a journey to the heart of contemporary Lincoln Nation, where he encounters a world as funny as it is poignant, and a population as devoted as it is colorful. In small-town Indiana, Ferguson drops in on the national conference of Lincoln presenters, 175 grown men who make their living (sort of) by impersonating their hero. He meets the premier collectors of Lincoln memorabilia, prized items of which include Lincoln’s chamber pot, locks of his hair, and pages from a boyhood schoolbook. He takes his wife and children on a trip across the long-defunct Lincoln Heritage Trail, a driving tour of landmarks from Lincoln’s life. This book is an entertaining, unexpected, and big-hearted celebration of Lincoln’s enduring influence on our country--and the people who help keep his spirit alive.

Author Biography

Andrew Ferguson is a senior editor at The Weekly Standard

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
When Lincoln Came Back to Richmondp. 1
Billy Herndon and the Inner Mr. L.p. 38
The Past Isn't What It Used to Bep. 69
The Kingmaker's Wife, the Emotional Engineer, and the Triumph of Funp. 90
The Magic of Stuffp. 117
A Sea of Lincolnsp. 152
Abe Lincoln and the Secret of Successp. 167
Hot on the Trailp. 199
A Whole Lotta Lincolnp. 231
In Defense of the Iconp. 259
Postscriptp. 269
Acknowledgmentsp. 275
Photo Creditsp. 281
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