Added Nov 19 2014
I've been an amateur Lincoln scholar since grammar school. Spent a lot of time in Springfield during my early years--used the Illinois Supreme Court Library to research and write my thesis. I've always been intrigued with the town and its history, in particular its most famous resident. Been reading "Recollections of Abraham Lincoln" by Ward Hill Lamon--makes me want to visit Springfield again...in the spring. Have any of you read this book? I love it and find it an intimate portrayal of Mr. Lincoln whom I have admired since boyhood.