Anecdotes and Stories of Abraham Lincoln

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Stackpole Books, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 251 pages
One hundred and fifty anecdotes and stories by and about Abraham Lincoln, organized into the major phases of his life:
  • Early Life Stories
  • War Stories
  • Professional Life Stories
  • Miscellaneous Stories
  • White House Stories

Published in 1879, the anecdotes show the zest and potency that made Lincoln such a remarkable man. The stories are beautifully narrated by many of Lincoln's colleagues and friends and edited by J. B. McClure, a prominent publisher in Chicago, who was a master of the "anecdotes" literary medium that was very popular in the mid-nineteenth century.

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Contents

A Batch of Lincolns Reminiscences
13
An Incident or Two Illustrating Lincolns Honesty
22
Splitting Rails and Studying Mathematics
25
When and Where Lincoln Obtained the Name of Honest Abe
31
Captain LincolnHow he Became Captain
38
General Linders Early Recollections of Lincoln
46
Young Lincoln and his BooksTheir Influence on his Mind
48
PROFESSIONAL LIFE
55
Lincoln Cutting Red Tape 100
117
A Little Soldier Boy that Lincoln wanted to Bow to
126
How Lincoln Illustrated What Might Be Done with Jeff Davis
134
How Lincoln Relieved Rosecrans
145
Lincolns Second NominationLincoln Sees Two Images of him
153
An Amusing Illustration
159
How Lincoln Helped to Build a BoatHow he Loaded the Live
163
Interesting Anecdote of Lincoln related by Rev J P Gulliver
173

An Honest LawyerSome of Lincolns Cases
64
Hon Newton Batemans Story of Mr Lincoln
75
An Instance where the Presidents Mind Wandered
90
CriticismIts Effect on Mr LincolnA Bull Frog Story
100
Lincoln and the Wall Street Gold Gamblers
110
Lincolns Last Story and Last Written Words and Conversations
179
The Merciful President 150
186
How Lincoln Piloted a Flat Boat over a Mill
247
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