The only reason I did not give this full stars is because I wish it had been more than just a Kindle single. I'm always interested in the personal life of President Lincoln, who was truly a remarkable man. This story is from Julie Taft's diary of her time visiting the White House as the Civil War was just beginning. It left me wanting to know more! Maybe that's the intention of a Kindle single... to make me go searching for more reading material on whatever the particular subject is. This is pretty much a read-in-one-sitting kind of story, and well worth the time.