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And Written Had Higher written I had higher for this book It felt like a chore to read because most it was based on assumptions rather than facts about the dog As it was 150 years ago it s difficult to know the facts which is nderstandable But the author also digressed from the topic several times and gave information about Lincoln s political career which I found to be one of the interesting parts of the book The information about Fido would have been much better if it was condensed and in a President s Pets compilation book instead I love dogs and I have read this author s interesting book about Harry Truman s excellent adventure so I kind of knew I d like this book too The book is fairly short but has lots of details I didn t know about Lincoln Not enough is really known about his beloved dog Fido to fill a whole book so the author has included a look at life in Springfield Illinois when the Lincoln family lived there some brief insight into Lincoln s political campaigns and into his family life and stories of other animals in Lincoln s life The focus is on the years Fido was alive that is from 1855 1866 which were eventful years in this nation s history There are Male Medusa, Caught in Coils (Otherkind Kink: Male Medusa, uite a few old photos of places people and animals discussed in the text The book is aick breezy read and I have to admit I shed a few tears at Fido s demise I won t ruin the ending but will just say that his death was as violent as his master s The book is very accessible and the author includes a bibliography and in his acknowledgments further resources for those interested I wouldn t have dreamed there is a Presidential Pet Museum but yes THERE IS AND HE PROVIDES THE WEBSITE FOR ITJUST is and he provides the website for itJust coincidence I finished reading this book on the 150th anniversary of Lincoln s assassination Matthew Algeo has taken the scant information on Abraham Lincoln s dog and weaved it through a history of Lincoln s life The Lincoln s obtained a dog they called Fido E long rail journey so he decided to leave the mutt behind with friends in Springfield Fido had been by Lincoln’s side as the prairie lawyer rose from obscurity to the presidency sometimes carrying bundles of letters from the post office in his mouth as he and his master walked the streets of the state capital Abe Fido tells the story of two friends. ,
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I was hoping for actual facts but the book was mostly assumptions based on a few personal accounts from people who knew the Lincolns before they went to Washington I love that based on a few personal accounts from people who knew the Lincolns before they went to Washington I love that Lincoln was an animal lover but it almost takes a backseat to the story of Abe the lawyer and politician It s hard to mess p a book about a beloved President and his dog This was a nice historical account of Fido and his life with the Lincoln family We all know how Lincoln s life tragically ended and it s eually sad to note that his dog met a similar fate An interesting read for those who are fans of our 16th President This is an easy read with many interesting facts about life in the Lincoln USI plan on reading the other books from Algeo that I haven t yet read Abraham Lincoln has always been one of my favorite presidents There s a lot of reasons that I like him He was a reader He seemed to have a
great sense of humor He was very smart He seems like he had some really fantastic life experiences and it ssense of humor He was very smart He seems like he had some really fantastic life experiences and it s to get I enjoyed author Algeo s book Harry Truman s Excellent Adventure so decided to read this book It was not as good as the Truman book about a post presidential road trip with Bess I think because there was less of a story In this book Algeo provides facts and anecdotes about Lincoln s dog Fido who the family had in Springfield but were forced to leave behind when Lincoln became president and they moved to Washington Not a great deal is known about Fido so the book is fleshed out with anecdotes about Lincoln s other pets he had a pet pig as a child his love of animals other presidential pets Caroline Kennedy was given a puppy from one of the space dogs by Khrushchev and treatment of pets during the late 1800s most dogs were considered curs and it was a mark of middle class status to keep a dog in the house The book also has many other anecdotes about Lincoln and Algeo infers that Lincoln s love of animals is in keeping with his compassionate nature and concerns. In early 1861 as he prepared to leave his home in Springfield Illinois to move into the White House Abraham Lincoln faced many momentous tasks but none he dreaded than telling his two youngest sons Willie and Tad that the family’s beloved pet dog Fido would not be accompanying them to Washington Lincoln was afraid the skittish dog couldn’t endure th. .
Ometime around 1855 and Fido became a companion for the family in their #Home In Springfield When # in Springfield When left for Washington in early 1861 to begin his presidency they left the dog with neighbors At some point there were three photographs taken of the dog a yellow haired mixed mutt That s about all we know Still Algeo has managed to expand that into a short book 152 pages of textThe half dozen chapters are laid out by years Chapter 1 1855 Chapter 2 1856 etc but the freuent se of flashbacks and flashforwards makes those designations largely moot Along with basic history about Lincoln Algeo intersperses stories related to Lincoln s love of animals The author has extracted pig stories and cat stories and dog stories from throughout Lincoln s life and weaved them into a charming story in itself He also side tracks into Lincoln s interactions with such folks as Billy the Barber and others In the end Fido s death in some ways mimics that of his masterWhile Lincoln scholars aren t going to find anything new the book offers a aint look at one of the most overlooked aspects of Lincoln s life his relationship with animals The book certainly doesn t go into any depth but it provides an endearingly agreeable respite from the overly scholarly tomes that so often arise about our 16th president In short it s a fun little book I received this as a Goodreads Book Giveaway and thank them for the opportunity to read it I enjoyed this book Abe Fido by Matthew Algeo It gave me an insight into Abe s life and the way his career took twists and turns for him to become a lawyer I enjoyed an insight into his family life and how his wife Mary had to maintain a household while Abe was on the road tamping down problems IT WAS INTERESTING TO GET A was interesting to get a of he relationship with his children The author shows how Fido had an important place in the family and how Abe was concerned about how he would fare in the move to Washington Interesting history of Lincoln and his love for animal. An nlikely tandem who each became famous and died prematurely The book also explores the everyday life of Springfield in the years leading p to the Civil War as well as Lincoln’s sometimes radical views on animal welfare and how they shaped his life and his presidency It’s the story of a master and his dog living through historic tumultuous times. ,