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    • Lincoln's Ladder to the Presidency

    • The Eighth Judicial Circuit
    • By: Guy C. Fraker
    • Narrated by: Don Sobczak
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Throughout his 23-year legal career, Abraham Lincoln spent nearly as much time on the road as an attorney for the Eighth Judicial Circuit as he did in his hometown of Springfield, Illinois. Yet most historians gloss over the time and instead have Lincoln emerge fully formed as a skillful politician in 1858. In this innovative volume, Guy C. Fraker provides the first ever study of Lincoln's professional and personal home away from home and demonstrates how the Eighth Judicial Circuit and its people propelled Lincoln to the presidency.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding book recounting Lincoln’s life and law practice in central Illinois

    • By Mitchell K. Shick on 02-12-18

    Regular price: $19.95