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Published by Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. in [Fort Wayne, Ind.] .
Written in English

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Statementby Louis A. Warren
ContributionsLincoln National Life Insurance Company
The Physical Object
Pagination8 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24589696M

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An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio An illustration of a " floppy disk. Little known Lincoln humor by Warren, Louis Austin, ; Lincoln National Life Insurance Company. Publication date Topics Lincoln, Abraham, Little known Lincoln humor. [Louis Austin Warren] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a>, schema:MediaObject\/a> ;. In attempting an analysis of Lincoln's humor one is immediately confronted with two difficulties. In the first place, many stories attributed to Lincoln were never told by him. J. B. McClure's Lincoln Stories is recognized as the most reliable collection, yet Isaac N. Arnold, an intimate friend of Lincoln's, wrote on the fly-leaf of his copy of this book that Lincoln probably told no more than Author: Benjamin P. Thomas. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton said that before he announced the draft Emancipation Proclamation, Mr. Lincoln “was reading a book of some kind, which seemed to amuse him. It was a little book. He finally turned to us and said: ‘Gentlemen, did you ever read anything from Artemus Ward? Let me read you a chapter that is very funny.’.

In Lincoln’s day, however, he was a well known humorist and story teller. The anecdote about two Quaker women discussing Lincoln and Confederate president Jefferson Davis at the beginning of the Civil War is illustrative: The first Quaker lady said, after some contemplation, that she believed the Confederacy would win the war because.   Richard Carwardine’s latest book, Lincoln’s Sense of Humor, was published by Southern Illinois University Press in October. For more on Abraham Lincoln, tune in to the Radio 4 series Trump: The Presidential Precedents. Advertisement. This article was first published in the Christmas issue of BBC History Magazine.   Thus begins the tale of Jack Crabb, the year-old Little Big Man himself, who, in his long life, roams the West like a frontier Zelig, rumbling with Wyatt Earp and Wild Bill Hickok, fighting.   Lincoln never slept in the Lincoln Bedroom (pictured). Despite being one of the most famous rooms in the White House, it wasn’t actually Lincoln’s bedroom; during his presidency, it was an office. In fact, it only became known as the Lincoln Bedroom during the Truman administration.

  As Lincoln himself said, "A story is the shortest path between a stranger and a friend." This is a thoroughly researched and nicely written book. I also recommend The Humorous Mr. Lincoln and my own humble volume How Abraham Lincoln Used Reviews: 4. Framed around four white champions of African Americans in Minnesota, The Children of Lincoln reveals a little known but critical chapter in the state’s history as it intersects with the broader account of race in America. It reveals a pattern of racial paternalism, describing how even “enlightened” white Northerners would come to embrace policies that reinforced a notion of black. "Takes a little-known true story about the FIRST plot to kill Abraham Lincoln and turns it into a first-rate nonfiction thriller. Filled with amazing American history, secret societies, incredible research, and a shocking conspiracy to murder Abraham Lincoln at the dawn of his presidency. Winner of the Barondess/Lincoln Award from The Civil War Round Table of New York "Fascinating readingthis book eerily reflects some of today's key issues." - The New York Times Book Review From an award-winning historian, an engrossing look at how Abraham Lincoln grappled with the challenges of leadership in an unruly democracy An awkward first meeting with U.S. Army of/5(23).