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101 Things You Didn't Know about Lincoln: Loves and Losses! Political Power Plays! White House Hauntings!

3.18  ·  Rating Details ·  38 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Discover the man behind the myth.One hundred fifty years after his death, Abraham Lincoln remains one of America's most fascinating, brilliant, and visionary leaders. He's idolized as a hero, a legend, and even a secular saint. But what about the real man behind the stone monument?

In this engaging, intelligent book, you'll learn about more than just his savvy political ski
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 31st 2005 by Adams Media
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Katherine Coble
Feb 20, 2012 Katherine Coble rated it did not like it
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I read this at the same time I was reading another biography of Lincoln by David Herbert Donald. Thats how I know that the "author" of this book took whole pages from other books and just stuck them in his work without sources being noted.

The format in this shorter work is to have each entry preceded by a question that is then answered in the text. For example: "Was Lincoln really born in a log cabin?" is then followed by three or four pages of historical detail that answer the question and exp
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Elizabeth Kennedy
Aug 26, 2014 Elizabeth Kennedy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good intro to learning about Lincoln. I was utterly amazed that the author could write a plausible summary of the Battle if Gettysburg in one short paragraph. I mean, entire books are written on each day, or each movement, like Picket's charge. That floored me. I did learn that Edwin Booth once saved Robert Todd Lincoln's life, so it was worth the read.
Craig Patton
Apr 02, 2012 Craig Patton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an excellent book exploring many unknown facts about the 16th President of the United States.
Presented in a way so those who do not like or read books on history can enjoy.
Ultimately, this books does a good job in presenting to the reader Abraham Lincoln the man and not the myth.
Bladestryke
Oct 30, 2015 Bladestryke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good book for those just starting to learn about Lincoln. Does contain some tie bits lesser known but for the most part it's common knowledge.
John
Feb 25, 2012 John rated it did not like it
Got to about 25 of 101. Should be called 101 things nobody cares about Lincoln. No story here, just a collection of random facts.
Patty
May 11, 2014 Patty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very readable introduction to the life and times of Abraham Lincoln.
John
May 14, 2009 John rated it liked it
Don't let the title get ya, this is a goooood quick read.
Liz
Jan 31, 2010 Liz rated it it was ok
Shelves: history
Quick snippets about Lincoln.
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