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  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions
  • Paperback: 90 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (August 8, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486440974
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486440972
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.3 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,594 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Inside Flap

"Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves." Rather than the dour soul he sometimes appeared to be, Abraham Lincoln enjoyed a fine, often barbed sense of humor as this lively collection of his salty stories, anecdotes, quotes and speech excerpts proves. Also included in this treasury are his famous addresses, a Lincoln time-line, and sections on Lincoln Lore, Gettysburg Gems and Assassination Secrets. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Alex Ayres, former editor at Running Times and Harvard Lampoon, has edited six previous Wit and Wisdom titles. He is also the author of the screenplays for "Marlowe" and "Search for Grace."
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Customer Reviews

I really liked this little book and quotes from Lincoln.
L. Peters
Should be read by every thinking person; not once but anytime one wants a quiet moment or a moral boost.
Bharti Prasad
A very inspiring and insightful book, full of Abraham Lincoln's most memorable quotes.
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65 of 75 people found the following review helpful By OAKSHAMAN VINE VOICE on February 5, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Abraham Lincoln showed a talent for sensing the future in the course of economic policy way back in 1863. Lincoln said then: "The money power preys upon the nation in times of peace and conspires against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy."
"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed," Lincoln said.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Richard Salva VINE VOICE on June 1, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Humes book has a lot to offer Lincoln fans: a great many stories and anecdotes that shed a light on the many-facted, unique, and charming personality of our sixteenth president. I sometimes feel that these little story books do a better job of capturing someone's spirit than some of the big, thick biographies. And, at this price (same as a paperback), you can't go wrong.

Richard Salva--author of Soul Journey from Lincoln to Lindbergh [UNABRIDGED]
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Frederick L. Merritt Jr. on November 20, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Lincoln is one of our most loved Presidents and with good reason. He is almost always recognised for his morality and honesty. Too often his intellect is overlooked. Reading this work will definitly provide the reader with a good idea of just how bright he was.
I read this work straight through but it would also be a great "subway read". Each of the stories are short too the point and usually very funny.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bharti Prasad on January 15, 2013
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Should be read by every thinking person; not once but anytime one wants a quiet moment or a moral boost.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Donald K. Hoover on June 27, 2008
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As a US History teacher, this small and inexpensive book brings personality and life to one of our most beloved Presidents. An excellent value and one that is more likely to be read and enjoyed than larger, more in depth works. Middle School kids get a kick out of the quotes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By lnbpp5 on April 16, 2013
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What can you say about this? Everything I wanted and more. He's a man of awesome, sheer greatness and tact. Buy this book. Because I know for sure that Abe would have (he read alot of books, ya see)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stella on February 3, 2013
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I had read another version and that was far superior so was disappointed with this version. I thought that it was the version I had read previously. My fault for not choosing properly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Norman Watson on December 10, 2012
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Lincoln is one of my heroes and this book showed me why and confirmed why Lincoln is a hero. He was used by Good in a time that needed a man to bring the nation back together.
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