Jason H. Silverman

Abraham Lincoln the Athlete

“Distinguished Lincoln scholar, Jason Silverman, himself an accomplished football player in his day, has done it again. Finding yet another hitherto neglected topic in the great pantheon of Lincoln literature, Silverman has proven once more that there’s always something new to discover about Lincoln. By mining untapped local and county histories, newspapers, and reminiscences of Lincoln’s contemporaries, Silverman has cobbled together an impressive narrative history of the athleticism of the sixteenth president. This is a wonderfully creative, lively written, and exhaustively researched book. Now we know what a good sport the Great Emancipator was.”

– Lawrence E. Comstock, London, Ontario


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