THE SOUL OF ANN RUTLEDGE
Written by Bernie Babcock

1919 ***1/2 323 pages

When I was young, I remember my grandfather reading this book over and over and over again. I think it would be safe to say that this was his favorite book. My grandfather has been dead for nearly ten years, but I finally got it in my head to read this book. It was a pretty enjoyable little book about a young Abraham Lincoln and his infatuation with a small-town girl named Ann Rutledge. It's a simple little book that doesn't dabble too much in politics. It's a remarkably easy read, considering the time period in which it was written. As good as that may be, I did, however, find myself yearning for something with a little more substance. I'd still recommend this book to anyone who appreciates a good, simple story.


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