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Lincoln is a complex man and an even more complex historical figure. To write about Lincoln in two pages would really do him injustice. However, Lincoln was known for his personality, his wit, and his wisdom which was seen in Blaisdell's book on his wit. Quotations like: "Marriage is neither heaven or hell, it's purgatory "showed his humor! Blaisdell's book also shows anecdotes, salty stories, speeches, and humor showed the other side of Lincoln's character and personality . In addition, Lincoln was known for his oratory abilities as a public speaker and politicians. Basler's book allows a reader to inspect 16 masterly orations, correspondence, including "House Divided speech at the Republican State Convention(1858), the First Inaugural Address(1861), the Gettysburg Address (1863), the Letter to Mrs. Bixby(1864) over the death of her five sons and finally his Second Inaugural Address(1865). These speeches show the wisdom, the political astuteness, and the oratory of one of the finest speakers in the American presidency. Then the book by Paul M. Angle on The Complete Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858I adds another aspect of Lincoln which was that he was a great debater and rhetorician.
Lincoln's biography shows an intricate journey from a lowly agricultural life to the height of his presidency. Lincoln was born Feb 12, 1809, to Thomas and Nancy Lincoln in Hardin County, Kentucky. Lincoln had two siblings: Thomas and Sarah. In 1817, he moved to Perry County, Indiana, because of a land dispute. His mother died at the age of 34 and when he was nine years old. This alienated him from his father due to the heavy burden placed on him. His father married Sara Bush Johnston, who had three children of her own. They were closed and it was Sarah, who encouraged him to read books. So for 18 years, Lincoln read all the books that he could include the family Bible, Aesop's fables, and Robinson Crusoe.
When he was 23, they moved to Marcon County Illinois. Lincoln became independent ...
Abraham Lincoln is examined.