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The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: A Book of Quotations (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback – August 8, 2005
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"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 out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Please keep books like this for my reading pleasure. I love it!!
This book is required reading for anyone who relishes understanding how Lincoln led. He did it, among other things, by telling stories that were filled with wisdom and made a point. He was able to turn an argument around by a few witting words. In each case he made those around him think and left them with a message. His thoughts, sayings and quotes are universal in meaning and value. I recommend this to anyone who collects proverbs and words of wisdom as I do.
Emilio Iodice, author of Profiles in Leadership from Caesar to Modern Times, North American Business Press, 2013.
Readers and admirers of Lincoln may quibble with the choice and some of my own favorite were left out. But here's enough here to merit a read.