A Stolen Document from the Past is Sought After in New Book

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‘Lincoln’s Letter’ by David Leonard sheds light on a lost battle plan and the adventure to recover Lincoln's letter which may resolve the mystery.

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I want readers to take away knowledge regarding important documents and antiquities from the story

In David Leonard’s new book “Lincoln’s Letter” (published by iUniverse), the adventures of a young high school become dangerous when he falls into a web of mystery and deceit.

David Thornton, a high school senior who is about to graduate high school, is a Civil War enthusiast. Knowing this, his great-aunt Gin presents him with a graduation gift, a family heirloom – a letter from Abraham Lincoln. She asks David to look in her attic for a box of other Civil War era letters. What he finds is amazing – an antique helmet.

His aunt Gin gives him the old helmet. The Abraham Lincoln letter, though, has been stolen shortly after being taken from the safety deposit box. David’s plans for solving a Civil War mystery are thwarted by a shadowy figure who has other plans.

With a criminal on their tails, David and his friends are on the run. Their quest: to find the truth about this letter from Lincoln. Unexpectedly, they find themselves in the midst of a modern day treasure hunt that puts all of their lives in danger.

With such a gripping tale, Leonard hopes readers will also see the history behind the action. “I want readers,” explains Leonard “to take away knowledge regarding important documents and antiquities from the story.”

An excerpt from “Lincoln’s Letter”:

“…he was sick of bumping his head on the rafters. Then, a gleam caught his eye. It was something sticking out of the old insulation. The attic must have been built nearly a hundred years earlier he thought as he made his way to the thing just visible in the insulation. He pulled it out seeing what looked like an old helmet. A fascinating helmet…”

About the Author
David Leonard has a B.A. in English from Mt. Angel College, Ore. and a master’s degree in education and management from New Mexico State University. He is a retired educator who lives with his wife, Carol, in Prineville, Ore.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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