Did Lincoln Own Slaves?: And Other Frequently Asked Questions about Abraham Lincoln

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Vintage Books, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 311 pages
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In the bicentennial year of Lincoln's birth, here is the one indispensable book that provides all you need to know about our most revered president in a lively and memorable question-and-answer format.You will learn whether Lincoln could dunk a basketball or tell a joke. Was he the great emancipator or a racist? If he were alive today, could he get elected? Did he die rich? Did scientists raise Lincoln from the dead? From the seemingly lighthearted to the most serious Gerald Prokopowicz tackles each question with balance and authority, and weaves a complete, satisfying biography that will engage young and old, scholars and armchair historians alike.
 

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A fun and balanced question-and-answer book about Lincoln. My 12 year old will pull this off the shelf and peruse its pages. Excellent. Read full review

Contents

Speaking of signing pardons did Lincohi have good
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he go to law school?
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Was she crazy?
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lts amazing how Lincoln failed at everytliing he tried but kept
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So he considered himselfa failure before he became president? I
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he becollle a Republican?
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Are there any recordings ofLincoh1s voice? 35
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Are there other famous things that Lincoln didnt really say?
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Vas he depressed when he was president?
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VVhat was his favorite food?
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Everyone knows he was born poor but didnt Lincoln die rich?
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Booth get a horse to wait for him?
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Vas the Confederate government involved in the plot
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Is it true that Booth drilled a hole in the door to
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Was Lincoln the greatest president?
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Other than that how was the play Mrs Lincoln?
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Isnt it too bad we dont have politicians today who can debate
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he make a whistlestop campaign?
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Is it true that Lincoln had an arrest warrant made out
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the Lincohis have a secret summer home? III
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Vere Lincoln and his men sworn into service by_elTerson Davis?
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Didtft he once ask General McClellan ifhe could borrow
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Didnt Lincoln offer to send a barrel of Grants whiskey to
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Lincoln really think the world would not renlember what
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So the train ride was too bumpy to write with a
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And what is the big question about Lincoln and slavery?
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So Lincoln was 11ot a racist? 1611
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The Emancipation Proclamation wasnt aimounced until
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Lincoln want to send blacks back to Africa?
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How old was Lincoln when he became president?
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Wl1ats the best Lincoln photo?
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Vhere was Lincolns funeral?
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Are there any good childrens books about Lincoln?
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So does that mean Lincohi Financial Field where
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Sou rrr Notes
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How can you tell if a Lincoln document is authentic?
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Why were Rathbone and Harris invited? Were they special
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people think he was ugly?
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About the author (2009)

Gerald J. Prokopowicz served for nine years as the Lincoln Scholar at the Lincoln Museum in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He holds a law degree from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University, where he studied under Lincoln biographer David Herbert Donald. He is the author of the critically acclaimed All for the Regiment: The Army of the Ohio 18611862 . He has written numerous articles and book reviews for popular magazines and professional historical journals, and was the editor of Lincoln Lore, the quarterly bulletin of the Lincoln Museum. He is a frequent public speaker on Lincoln-related topics and a member of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission Board of Advisors. He is currently chair of the history department at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

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