Friday, November 9, 2012

Reading Room: ABRAHAM LINCOLN: LIFE STORY "Part 3"

From the day of his birth, Abraham Lincoln's life was a mixture of triumph and tragedy.
Moving constantly to find better-quality farmland, the Lincoln family endured hardship due to famines and floods.
Eventually, they found themselves on the very edge of America's Western frontier, where they were able to settle for an extended period, but at a terrible cost...the life of their beloved mother due to "milk sickness, which forced the two Lincoln children to accept adult responsibilities much earlier than they normally would have to.
When their father remarried, the children acquired both a new mother and three siblings...
This section of Dell's never-reprinted one-shot Abraham Lincoln: Life Story (1958) was written by Gaylord DuBois, and illustrated by Alberto Giolitti (except the first two pages, which were penciled by John Buscema and inked by Giolitti).
Note: the story is over 80 pages, so it's going to run through next Friday.
But it's a story worth telling, especially with a new Steven Spielberg-directed feature film starring Daniel Day-Lewis as Honest Abe coming out today, so I'm going ahead and I hope you'll join me.

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