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Stephen Harrigan

Biography

Stephen Harrigan

Stephen Harrigan

Books by Stephen Harrigan

by Stephen Harrigan - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary

Through Lincoln's friend, a fictional poet, Cage Weatherby, that we will come to know Lincoln in his twenties and thirties, as a series of formative, surprising incidents unfolds --- his service in the Black Hawk War, his participation in a poetry-writing society, a challenge to a duel that begins as a farce but quickly rises to lethal potential. Cage is by Lincoln’s side as Lincoln slips back and forth between high spirits and depression, and as he recovers from a disastrous courtship of one woman to marry the beautiful, capricious, politically savvy Mary Todd. It is Mary who will bring stability to Lincoln’s life, but who will also trigger a conflict that sends the two men on very different paths into the future.