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Lincoln’s Gift

ISBN: 9781492609650

By: Gordon Leidner

Published: 04/01/2015

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"Simply the best book that has been published on this great president's humor and stories...Everyone interested in Abraham Lincoln will want to read this."—William C. Harris, author of Lincoln and the Border States

Abraham Lincoln has long been admired for his leadership, honesty, and eloquence. But despite his somber reputation, the sixteenth president was quite funny. With an uncanny ability to mimic others and an irresistible midwestern twang, Lincoln, in fact, could be downright hilarious.

Brimming with his funniest quips, jokes, and stories, Lincoln's Gift explores the crucial role humor played throughout his tumultuous professional and private life. Perfect for history buffs and Lincoln enthusiasts alike, this clever and captivating biography reveals how America's greatest president used his lighter side to lead the country through one of its darkest times, the Civil War.

"Gordon Leidner ingeniously blends a study of Lincoln's humor with an account of his life, showing how our sixteenth president was not always a 'man of sorrows' but often a man of laughter, capable alike of enjoying as well as telling a good story."—Michael Burlingame, author of Abraham Lincoln: A Life

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

 

Introduction: Lincoln the Storyteller

Chapter 1: Never Come to Much

Chapter 2: A Piece of Floating Driftwood

Chapter 3: Going to Congress

Chapter 4: Life on the Circuit

Chapter 5: Hat in the Ring

Chapter 6: Best Stump Speaker in the West

Chapter 7: Putting the Foot Down

Chapter 8: Shoveling Fleas

Chapter 9: The Tycoon

Chapter 10: Don’t Swap Horses

Chapter 11: Let ’Em up Easy

Afterword

Acknowledgments

A Note on Primary Sources

Notes

Bibliography

Photo Credits

About the Author

Excerpt

INTRODUCTION
LINCOLN THE STORYTELLER

They say I tell a great many stories; I reckon I do, but I have found in the course of a long experience that common people, take them as they run

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“Lincoln's Gift is an eye-opening look of how a great statesman used mirth to enliven the courtroom when he practiced as a lawyer, and lighten the heavy burden of leading America through...

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Specs

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions
Length: 7 in
Width: 6 in
Weight: 0.00 oz
Page Count: 288 pages

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