Abraham Lincoln's Humor
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Abraham Lincoln's Humor  -     By: John Grafton
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Abraham Lincoln was more than our greatest President and a fantastic wordsmith - he also had a penchant for humor, storytelling, homespun jokes, and parables. He used whimsy effectively as a lawyer and during his political career to negotiate policy, gain influence, and teach subtle moral lessons. His ability for self-depreciating humor and subtlety was a part of his effectiveness as an orator.

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Title: Abraham Lincoln's Humor
By: John Grafton
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 2020
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
Weight: 2 pounds
ISBN: 0486843637
ISBN-13: 9780486843636
Stock No: WW843630

Publisher's Description

Today we think of Abraham Lincoln as America's greatest President. He's celebrated for his leadership and his numerous moving speeches, and for helping the nation through the dark time of the Civil War and out of slavery. Not as widely known was Lincoln's talent for humor and storytelling, and this collection shares many of his jokes and parables.
Lincoln used homespun whimsy effectively as a traveling lawyer and later as a tool that helped him negotiate policy, gain influence, and teach subtle moral lessons. The joke was often on him: once when being accused of being two-faced, he responded: "If I had two faces, why would I be wearing this one?" Even longtime rival Stephen Douglas recognized the power of Lincoln's message and presentation, conceding that "When he begins to tell a story, I'm overmatched." To truly understand Lincoln, we must appreciate his witty style of communicating.

Author Bio

John Grafton was an Editor at Dover Publications for many years before his 2019 retirement. He is the editor of several volumes in the Dover Thrift series, including Great Speeches by Abraham Lincoln, The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History, 1775–1865, Great Speeches by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and 100 Great American Short Stories. He lives in New Jersey.

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