Anecdotes and Stories of Abraham Lincoln

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Stackpole Books, 2006 - History - 251 pages
One hundred and fifty anecdotes and stories by and about Abraham Lincoln, organized into the major phases of his life:
  • Early Life Stories
  • War Stories
  • Professional Life Stories
  • Miscellaneous Stories
  • White House Stories

Published in 1879, the anecdotes show the zest and potency that made Lincoln such a remarkable man. The stories are beautifully narrated by many of Lincoln's colleagues and friends and edited by J. B. McClure, a prominent publisher in Chicago, who was a master of the "anecdotes" literary medium that was very popular in the mid-nineteenth century.

 

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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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