Lincoln's Ladder to the Presidency: The Eighth Judicial Circuit / by Guy C. Fraker
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This book was written by a lawyer, not a writer, and, accordingly is long on lists of names associated with Lincoln in various counties in which he practiced law and short in interesting story telling. Although the neophyte thinks that history equals boring, it does not have to be in the hands of a skilled writer, for example Doris Kearns Goodwin's Lincoln work, "Team of Rivals," and Robert Caro's series on Lyndon Johnson. It is a shame because Fraker is very knowledgeable and there is an interesting story to be told. He just doesn't do it.