Anecdotes and Stories of Abraham Lincoln

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Stackpole Books, 2006 - 251 pages
This work contains 150 anecdotes and stories about Abraham Lincoln, organised into the major phases of his life: Early Life Stories; Professional Life Stories; White House Stories; War Stories; and Miscellaneous Stories. Published in 1879, the anecdotes reveal the zest and potency that made Lincoln such a remarkable man. The stories are narrated by many of Lincoln's colleagues and friends. It is a Stackpole Classics reprint.

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I picked up this book that was published in Chicago, June 1,1894 for $15 at the Goodwill in Fletcher, close to Smiley's Flea-market. Considering hardcovers are normally $1.75 at Goodwill (last time I ... Read full review

Contents

A Batch of Lincolns Reminiscences 49
13
An Incident or Two Illustrating Lincolns Honesty
22
splitting Rails apd Studying Mathematics 84
25
How Lincoln Piloted a Flat Boat over a Mill Dam
28
When and Where Lincoln Obtained the Name of Honest Abe
31
Returning from the LegislatureA Joke on Lincolns Big Feet
43
Young Lincoln and his BooksTheir Influence on his Mind 19
48
PROFESSIONAL LIFE
55
A Praying President Prayer and Praise 120
94
CriticismIts Effect on Mr LincolnA Bull Frog Story
100
Lincoln and the Wall Street Gold Gamblers
110
Lincoln Mourning for his Lost Son is Comforted by Rev Dr Vinton
116
A Little Soldier Boy that Lincoln wanted to Bow to
127
Amusing Anecdote of a Henpecked Husband
136
How Lincoln Illustrated What Might Be Done with Jeff Davis
145
Lincolns Second NominationLincoln Sees Two Images of
153

An Honest LawyerSome of Lincolos Cases
64
Hon Newton Batemans Story of Mr Lincoln
70
Lincolns Story of a Young Lawyer as told to General Garfield 58
76
WHITE HOUSE INOLDENTS
86
An Instance where the Presidents Mind Wandered
90
An Amusing Illustration
159
Interesting Anecdote of Lincoln related by Rev J P Gulliver
173
Lincolns Last Story and Last Written Words and Conversations
179
The Merciful President 150
186
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