A Backwoods Boy

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Lincoln’s life was filled with many relationships, events, challenges and decisions that shaped him from boy to politician. Abraham Lincoln’s early life and young adult hood is marked with events and people in places such as Kentucky, Indiana and Louisiana. His social interactions and self-education played critical roles in his development from a backwoods boy to a prominent leader of our nation. (Prentice Hall Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes, 2002)

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