Since this year is Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday, let us now praise the guy. He spent all of 3 days in Iowa in his life, during his days as a lawyer. Spoke in Council Bluffs in 1859. Apparently the crowd was appreciative even though the refreshments - chicken and cake - had been stolen! Ah, chicken. Even before the Civil War it was the required dish at a speaker's event. We have more books on Lincoln than you can shake a beard at. OK, that was lame. But the books aren't.
Hey! The author of the book to the left, John Stauffer, will be speaking Wednesday February 18 at the Central Library, 6:30 PM. bonus!
Books about Abraham Lincoln
Reference Source: The Lincoln Institute Presents Abraham Lincoln's Classroom