Annotations for Lincoln Tells a Joke : How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country)


Baker & Taylor
A biography of one of America's greatest presidents, focusing on his use of wit and humor, and his love of language.

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Baker & Taylor
Focuses on the 16th president's sense of humor and its transforming role in a presidency challenged by civil war and unpopularity, in an accessible portrait that also describes Lincoln's talents as a comic storyteller.

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Baker & Taylor
Focuses on the sixteenth president's sense of humor and its transforming role in a presidency challenged by civil war and unpopularity, in a portrait that also describes Lincoln's talents as a comic storyteller.

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Houghton

A rollicking look at Abraham Lincoln's humorous side



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Houghton

Poor Abraham Lincoln! His life was hardly fun at all. A country torn in two by war, citizens who didn't like him as president, a homely appearance--what could there possibly be to laugh about? And yet he did laugh. Lincoln wasn't just one of our greatest presidents. He was a comic storyteller and a person who could lighten a grim situation with a clever quip.

This unusual biography of Lincoln highlights his life and presidency, focusing on what made his sense of humor so distinctive--and so necessary to surviving his tough life and times.



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