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Abraham Lincoln: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches

Author: Gordon Leidner, ed.

Abraham Lincoln: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches

Author: Gordon Leidner, ed.

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Item #: D40226
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Publication Date: 2009
Publisher: Cumberland House
ISBN: 9781581826777
No one was ever neutral about Abraham Lincoln, and though we have Abe's own writings to reveal his innermost thoughts, it is fascinating to see him through the eyes of his contemporaries. "A man's character is like a tree and his reputation like its shadow," Lincoln observed, "the shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." Creating a composi... More
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No one was ever neutral about Abraham Lincoln, and though we have Abe's own writings to reveal his innermost thoughts, it is fascinating to see him through the eyes of his contemporaries. "A man's character is like a tree and his reputation like its shadow," Lincoln observed, "the shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." Creating a composite portrait of the 16th president—and celebrating his integrity, faith, eloquence, and humor—Gordon Leidner includes insights into the man by those who knew him best, from his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, to his greatest political opponent, Stephen A. Douglas.


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