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Lincoln's Gift

How Humor Shaped Lincoln's Life and Legacy

by Gordon Leidner

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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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  • Release date: April 1, 2015

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  • ISBN: 9781492609667
  • File size: 3521 KB
  • Release date: April 1, 2015

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  • ISBN: 9781492609667
  • File size: 3521 KB
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  • ISBN: 9781492609674
  • File size: 17624 KB
  • Release date: April 1, 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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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Sourcebooks

    Kindle Book
    Release date: April 1, 2015

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781492609667
    File size: 3521 KB
    Release date: April 1, 2015

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781492609667
    File size: 3521 KB
    Release date: April 1, 2015

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781492609674
    File size: 17624 KB
    Release date: April 1, 2015

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    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
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  • Languages
    English