Reading, and loving, the first in a four-part volume of books about Abraham Lincoln. The difference in this series of books is because it is solely devoted to the political life of Abe, and takes us into the workings of the early years of Illinois politics, the Whig Party, and the internal struggles of Abraham himself, which ultimately makes the man. I would add the writing is superb. Sidney Blumenthal is masterful at his craft. If you like history and if you love Abe, this book and series would be for you.