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The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: An A-Z Compendium of Quotes from the Most Eloquent of American Presidents

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Abraham Lincoln is the most frequently quoted United States President. In this fascinating compendium are the best, funniest and most profound sayings of this most quotable of Chief Executives. The quotes are arranged according to subject, providing a bit of Lincoln wit and wisdom for any situation. From his youth in pioneer Illinois to the embattled White House of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln never lost his capacity for dry humor--or his extraordinary gift of eloquence. ...
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The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: An A-Z Compendium of Quotes from the Most Eloquent of American Presidents

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Overview

Abraham Lincoln is the most frequently quoted United States President. In this fascinating compendium are the best, funniest and most profound sayings of this most quotable of Chief Executives. The quotes are arranged according to subject, providing a bit of Lincoln wit and wisdom for any situation. From his youth in pioneer Illinois to the embattled White House of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln never lost his capacity for dry humor--or his extraordinary gift of eloquence.

In this fascinating compendium are the best, funniest and most profound sayings of this most quotable of Chief Executives. From his youth in pioneer Illinois to the embattled White House of the Civil War, Lincoln never lost his capacity for dry humor--or his extraordinary gift of eloquence.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452010895
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/1992
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,428,112
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.61 (d)

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Alex Ayres, former editor at Running Times and Harvard Lampoon, has edited six previous Wit and Wisdom titles. He is also the author of the screenplays for "Marlowe" and "Search for Grace."
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  • Posted December 31, 2008

    A New Twist to an Old Story

    The book was very enjoyable to read. Lots of "facts" that we learned growing up truly fiction. Many new facts that were unknown or not fully investigated. Great reading & so much more than many Lincoln biographies.

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