Monday, April 6, 2009

How Lincoln Learned To Read by Daniel Wolff

How Lincoln Learned To Read
Twelve Great Americans And The Educations That Made Them
by Daniel Wolff

Reading this book on the heels of the Darwin book was fascinating. It was so interesting to compare Darwin's childhood and education to that of Abe Lincoln's, who was born exactly the same time.

This book is so much more than Lincoln's story. Wolf tells the story of twelve very different Americans, Abigail Adams, Ben Franklin, Elvis Presley, JFK, to name a few. His poetic prose are easy to read and so very compelling. It's not too harsh and not too fluffy. I read this during spring break and I highly recommend it!


  1. I'm going to order this book. It sounds wonderful.

  2. Thanks for kind words. D Wolff