Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Books: The Words Lincoln Lived By

The Words Lincoln Lived By is a collection of 52 principles taken from the life of Abraham Lincoln, illustrated by quotes and anecdotes from Honest Abe himself.  Written by the late Gene Griessman, a famed Lincoln scholar, the book goes way beyond the famous addresses and speeches and delves into little-known letters and lectures that provide a window into another time.

These stories were particularly fun for me since Abraham Lincoln was a successful lawyer, despite never having a formal education. How did Lincoln feel about representing "guilty" clients as a defense lawyer? What did he do to prepare for a trial? If you're at all interested in Lincoln's life, this is a great little book to pick up.


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