Six Degrees of Abraham Lincoln

ABOUT Katharine Kendzy Gingold

Katharine Kendzy Gingold
Naperville, Illinois resident Kate Gingold is an author, speaker, local historian, and Internet columnist. Inspired by her town's 175th anniversary, Gingold became a member of the Naperville Heritage Society, studied the town's origins and began her book-writing career.

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Does Abe Lincoln Have Ties to My Hometown?

In Six Degrees of Abraham Lincoln, author Katharine Kendzy Gingold answers that question. Using the Six Degrees of Separation theory, made popular recently by actor Kevin Bacon, Gingold identifies connections between our sixteenth President and a surprising number of Chicagoland communities near her home.

Readers are invited to the companion web site to tell their own town's Lincoln story.