Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

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The Wit & Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln is a treasury of hundreds of salty stories, amusing anecdotes, inspiring quotes, speech excerpts, and opinions from the legendary and beloved president. Not only was Lincoln a brilliant speechwriter, crafting pearls like the Gettysburg Address, but he also spent years as a young lawyer whose local campaigns made him an expert at creating lively and interesting popular remarks ad hoc. His dry and ironic wit as well as his eloquent defense of his ideals are all exhibited ...
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Overview

The Wit & Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln is a treasury of hundreds of salty stories, amusing anecdotes, inspiring quotes, speech excerpts, and opinions from the legendary and beloved president. Not only was Lincoln a brilliant speechwriter, crafting pearls like the Gettysburg Address, but he also spent years as a young lawyer whose local campaigns made him an expert at creating lively and interesting popular remarks ad hoc. His dry and ironic wit as well as his eloquent defense of his ideals are all exhibited here. The Wit & Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln is must reading for history buffs, toastmasters, and the legion of Lincoln admirers.
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A perfect present for fans of the cult of Lincoln, this small (5.5x6.5") volume collects a number of the man's adages, quips and witticisms concerning friends and foes, and pointed anecdotes as well as lore relating to Lincoln, assassination secrets, and tidbits concerning the many addresses he delivered. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780060172442
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/1/1995
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 79
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 6.49 (h) x 1.46 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Abe's Adages 1
Lincoln Lore 48
Assassination Secrets 84
Colleagues and Copperheads 103
Gettysburg Gems 112
Abe's Anecdotes 126
Abe's Addresses 203
Lincoln's Time Line 221
Bibliography 227
Index 231
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