Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

by James C. Humes
     
 

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…  See more details below

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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 here. The Wit & Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln is must reading for history buffs, toastmasters, and the legion of Lincoln admirers.

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Booknews
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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060172442
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/01/1995
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
79
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 6.49(h) x 1.46(d)

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