Light and enjoyable biography of America's 16th president, Ketcham draws heavily on personal accounts to portray a more human and accesible Lincoln. Particular attention is paid to Lincoln's relationship with rivals such as Douglas, Seward, Chase, McCllenan, and Greeley. The reading takes on an extended story-telling fireside chat feeling, where you know and trust the storyteller – who happens to know the kinds of things you would be interested in knowing. An excellent read. The author covers the timeline of Lincoln's life in a concise but descriptive manner. The book is a primer that guides you through the numerous facets of Lincoln life. Interestingly narrated as an admirer of his life from a first hand experience. It renewed my belief in the greatness of leaders, and portrayed Lincoln's qualities so admirably.