New Novel Explores Abraham Lincoln’s Early Bromance

New Novel Explores Abraham Lincoln’s Early Bromance

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Question: Do you know who Joshua Speed is? It might be easy to forget if you’re not a history buff. He was the best friend of Abraham Lincoln before and after he became President. Speed supported Lincoln throughout his life, even through his bouts of depression and guilt. A new novel explores that relationship has embellished the details somewhat and it’s made for a fascinating read.     Courting Mr. Lincoln, by Louis Bayard, is a speculative fiction book told through the eyes of Speed and Mary Todd, Lincoln’s future wife. The relationship between Speed and Lincoln is already inseparable …