Personal Traits of Abraham Lincoln

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Stackpole Books, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 387 pages
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An intimate look at the personal character and personality traits of one of America's most respected men. Included are Lincoln's attitude and actions regarding handling of money, work, those in authority, forgiveness, opponents, discipline of colleagues, wife and children, and humility in the use of great public power.

The observer and commentator is really the author's father, who over a five-year period, worked hand-in-glove with not only the president, but also the Lincoln family, and who was able to observe Lincoln in nearly all circumstances, social and political.

This is a work of "extraordinary insight" into a great man.

 

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“Personal Traits of Abraham Lincoln (1912)” by Helen Nicolay is one of Kessinger Publishing’s Rare Reprints, so that the pages are photocopied versions of the original text. Helen Nicolay was the ... Read full review

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This book attempts to show what kind of a man Lincoln was by giving examples of his life that supports a particular chapter 'topic', such as 'His Forgiving Spirit'. For someone who has not read much ... Read full review

Contents

THE MAN AND His NATURE
3
LINCOLNS ANECDOTES AND SIMILES
12
His DEVELOPING POWER
36
THE START IH LIFE
63
THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
79
LINCOLNS ATTITUDE TOWARD MONEY
97
A NEW CANDIDATE
117
THE CAMPAIGN SUMMER
134
PRESIDENT LINCOLN His WIFE AND CHILDREN
198
THOSE IN AUTHORITY
234
DAILY RECEPTIONS OF THE PLAIN PEOPLE
257
THE MEMORANDUM OF AUGUST TWENTYTHIRD
289
His FORGIVING SPIRIT
315
His REASON AND His HEART
337
LINCOLN THE WRITER
359
His MOJUI FIBER
377

THE JOURNEY TO WASHINGTON
151
EVERYDAY LlFE AT THE WHITE HOUSE
173

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