Interesting that the first book I read in 2012 was Jack Kennedy (by Chris Matthews) and the last book that I read in 2012 was Lincoln (by David Herbert Donald). I find it even more interesting because I am not a big fan of nonfiction. However, the lives of both of these past presidents fascinate me. One of my goals upon retirement was to become a Lincoln scholar. Unfortunately, that has not happened, but after seeing the movie Lincoln, my interest was renewed. (BTW-the movie is incredible).
Anyone who is interested in Abraham Lincoln and his politics would find this to be a fascinating book.
[Just an interesting aside: I first learned of and bought this book several months ago after hearing Bill Clinton discuss it on the Today show. He highly recommended it, and knowing what a well-read person he is, I trusted his word. I was right to do so.]