Download e-book for iPad: Abe Lincoln. His Wit and Wisdom from A - Z by Alan Schroeder

By Alan Schroeder

Abe Lincoln is understood for his many memorable adages. because the 16th president he wanted the entire knowledge he might muster to lead the rustic in the course of the Civil battle, look after the union, and finish slavery. This nontraditional tribute to the president who introduced the homespun humor of his humble beginnings to the White condominium makes use of the alphabet to prepare a wealth of knowledge approximately his lifestyles and accomplishments. full of witty cartoons via John O'Brien, this colourful booklet deals an strange and insightful viewpoint on previous Abe.

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S. government set aside land for such a purpose. The Yosemite Valley Grant Act led, in time, to the National Park System. Yam – Lincoln’s last meal, eaten on April 14, 1865, was simple and nourishing: soup, a roasted bird, and baked yams. Yard Sale – Once, during the war, President Lincoln glanced out the window and saw his son Tad holding a yard sale. The boy was selling his parents’ clothes to raise money to help support the Union troops. Lincoln put a quick end to that. Z I can make more generals, but horses cost money.

He was a thoughtful, gentle, and pious child, adored by his parents. Like many boys at that time, Willie was fascinated by trains—how they were built and how they ran. He could recite the name of every train station between New York and Chicago. When Willie died in 1862, at the age of eleven, his mother suffered a complete emotional breakdown. Lincoln told his wife that unless she learned to control her grief, he might have to send her to an insane asylum. Work – Abe wasn’t lazy, exactly, but he didn’t like to work any harder than he had to, especially when he was young.

Is for American One principle, one dream, guided Lincoln during his four years in the White House: to preserve the Union, to join together North and South so that the country could once again move forward and be strong. Wise and generous hearted, Abraham Lincoln was a friend of human rights. He was a patriot, too. Nothing, he felt, was more important than the health and wellbeing of his country and its people. Abraham Lincoln was proud to call himself an American. In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count.

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