Thornton, Brian; Donley, Richard W.
Title 101 Things You Didn't Know about Lincoln: Loves and Loses. Political Power Plays. White House Hauntings.
Binding Soft Cover
Book Condition Fine
Publisher Adams Media 2006
1593373996 / 9781593373993
Seller ID 2206375
2006 Soft Cover. xvi, 240 pp. 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 skills and Civil War power plays. 101 Things You Didn't Know about Lincoln reveals other little known details of his personal and professional life, including: How Lincoln escaped death more than once as a child; Why he once used a chicken bone to argue a court case; Why the Lincolns kept goats at the White House; When and why he grew that beard; How John Wilkes Booth's brother saved Lincoln's son; Who tried to rob Lincoln's grave. Filled with these and other offbeat facts, 101 Things You Didn't Know about Lincoln is sure to fascinate, whether you're a newcomer to Lincoln legend and lore, or a hardcore history buff!