The Rail Splitter
There are a lot of history books, and a lot of books on Lincoln, but I can't think of any that bring 'the martyred Christ of democracy's passion play' to such a wonderful new life as John Cribb's Old Abe."
Senior Fellow, The Claremont Institute
Radio Host, 960am/KKNT, Phoenix, Arizona
This is the best book about Abraham Lincoln I've ever read.
WILLIAM J BENNETT
Former US Secretary of Education
In Old Abe, John Cribb accomplishes what all historical novelists try to do, but few pull off: he makes familiar history new again and transforms historical figures into vivid characters.
Coeditor of Scalia Speaks and On Faith
John Cribb is a bestselling author who has written about subjects ranging from history to education. His novel Old Abe has been hailed for its vivid portrayal of Abraham Lincoln. His previous work includes coauthoring The American Patriot’s Almanac and The Educated Child, both New York Times bestsellers; co-editing The Human Odyssey, a 3-volume world history text; and developing on-line history courses. He has appeared on numerous TV, radio, and podcast shows such as C-SPAN’s Washington Journal and Fox News’s Fox & Friends, and his writing has been published in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, FoxNews.com, The Hill, Real Clear Politics, and several other publications.