By Cameron Davis

It’s all started as little greater than a legend.

A grandfather tells his grandson that he as soon as observed a duplicate of a letter at the again door of the put up place of work door in Salem, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln had written the letter to the boy's nice, nice, nice grandfather.

That small point out set into movement a look for the letter. And what the boy unearths is attractive: Lincoln and Levi Davis have been scouts within the Black Hawk conflict. They labored within the nation legislature jointly. occasionally ,they were co-counsel at the similar facet of a legislations swimsuit. occasionally they have been opposing tips arguing opposed to one another in court docket. yet for greater than 1 / 4 century, they have been friends.

Day through day, what began as a fable changed into a quest in regards to the real-life tale concerning the friendship, advised backward best into the progressive warfare, then ahead to the Civil battle, travels to the rising American West, encounters with old-time Chicago gangsters, and past, all in accordance with the examine of a grandson from one small point out of a letter via his grandfather.

Better than ancient fiction, this genealogical memoir is the 1st of a brand new style: the Genoir™, according to genuine occasions, genuine humans, and genuine places.

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