By Charles Turzak,Bob Blaisdell, et al.INscribe Digital|Dover Publications||Adult NonfictionHistoryLanguage(s): EnglishOn sale date: 15.07.2013Street date: 05.07.2013
Chronicling the nice Emancipator's direction from obscurity to immortality, this reprint of a notable photograph paintings publication commemorates the bicentennial of Lincoln's delivery. Thirty-six extraordinary woodcut photos, each one observed by means of a quick caption, illustrate this good-looking hardcover quantity. as well as a brand new preface and advent, this variation contains an appendix with numerous of Lincoln's recognized speeches, letters, and quotations.
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HONEST ABE His reputation for honest dealings had a long history. ”12 LINCOLN WRESTLING JACK ARMSTRONG Lincoln was legendary for his agility and strength, and one of the most famous stories illustrating it and his forgiving character involves the wrestling match in New Salem between him and the other local champion, Jack Armstrong, in 1831. After the match, which depending on the teller, ended in a draw or with Lincoln throwing Armstrong for the loss, Lincoln and Armstrong became great friends.
And while Dennis and Abe held the planks, Tom bored holes and stuck the whittled pegs through the holes. ”10 INDIANA HOME In 1819 Thomas Lincoln married Sarah Bush Johnston, a widow with children, and there were sometimes nine family members sleeping in the one-room cabin. Abraham’s stepmother encouraged Abraham’s strivings toward education, which he pursued before, during, and after his many chores. SPLITTING RAILS In Indiana as a teenager, writes Carl Sandburg, “Often Abe worked alone in the timbers, daylong with only the sound of his own ax, or his own voice speaking to himself, or the crackling and swaying of branches in the wind, or the cries and whirrs of animals, of brown and silver-gray squirrels, of partridges, hawks, crows, turkeys, grouse, sparrows and the occasional wildcat.
But let it all go! I’ll try and outlive it. Others have been made fools of by the girls, but this can never in truth be said of me. I most emphatically, in this instance, made a fool of myself. I have now come to the conclusion never again to think of marrying, and for this reason—I can never be satisfied with any one who would be blockhead enough to have me. When you receive this, write me a long yarn about something to amuse me. Give my respects to Mr. Browning. Your sincere friend, A. , when he won his seat in 1846.