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 good Emancipator's direction from obscurity to immortality, this reprint of a striking picture artwork ebook commemorates the bicentennial of Lincoln's start. Thirty-six remarkable woodcut pictures, every one observed via a short caption, illustrate this good-looking hardcover quantity. as well as a brand new preface and creation, this variation comprises an appendix with numerous of Lincoln's recognized speeches, letters, and quotations.
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CAMPAIGNING In 1846, Lincoln ran for United States Congress and won a seat in the House of Representatives. 25, as he had only spent 75 cents on expenses. , and then returned to Springfield to his family and his work as a lawyer. MARY TODD AND LINCOLN Mary Todd was a lively, quick-tempered, attractive twenty-one-year-old woman whose family also hailed from Kentucky. Lincoln met her in Springfield in 1839. After their engagement in 1840 and their break-up, Abraham wrote to a friend: “I am now the most miserable man living.
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll git me a book I ain’t read,” he was known to say. He seems to have read at every opportunity, even as he walked; at home or at leisure he would lie down with a book on his chest and his feet up higher than his head. MOVING TO ILLINOIS In 1829, Thomas Lincoln moved his extended family west to Illinois’s Sangamon County. Abraham later described one of the values of reading: “A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.
I doubt whether, since I saw you, you have done a good whole day’s work in any one day. You do not very much dislike to work, and still you do not work much, merely because it does not seem to you that you could get much for it. This habit of uselessly wasting time is the whole difficulty; it is vastly important to you, and still more so to your children, that you should break the habit. It is more important to them, because they have longer to live and can keep out of an idle habit before they are in it easier than they can get out after they are in.