Abraham Lincoln, under his father's roof-go beyond the legend. Journey into the mind of a highly sensitive boy as he relives the gauntlet of tragedy and abuse that should have consumed him. An excerpt from Lincoln Raw: a biographical vel covering the years young Lincoln lived under his father's roof. Seven-year-old Abraham Lincoln's boyhood dies when his father drags their family from the relative comfort of Kentucky into an unforgiving Indiana wilderness. While sufferingrebuke for teaching himself to read and write, Abraham endures rumors of illegitimate birth, escapes death at least nine times, labors to repay his father's debts, and grieves the deaths of his infant brother, angel mother, and beloved sister. He bears all those scars when he witnesses his first slave auction at the age of nineteen. Grounded in historical record, the story is enriched by insights gleaned from the works of prominent Lincoln biographers-Harold Holzer, Michael Burlingame, Douglas Wilson, Allen Guelzo, and Joshua Shenk, to credit a few.
The bestselling author of Ripples - a novel, Lincoln Raw - a biographical novel, and Lincoln's Diary - a novel of suspense, DL Fowler travels inside people's heads and invites readers along for the ride. Fowler spent his childhood in northwest Georgia and lived his teenage years in in the shadow of Redlands California's Lincoln Shrine. During summers, while working as a camp counselor, he backpacked through the San Gorgonio Wilderness. After graduating from University of Southern California with a BA in Humanities, he earned an MBA from California State University - San Bernardino, and pursued a career in finance. He now makes his home in picturesque Gig Harbor, Washington and travels frequently to America's heartland.