The Life of Abraham Lincoln
Cosimo, Inc., 2008 M01 1 - 444 páginas
She is remembered today as a muckraking journalist, author of such blockbuster exposes as 1904's The History of the Standard Oil Company, which actually contributed to the corporation's breakup in 1911. But in this 1900 work, as charming as it is important, American author IDA MINERVA TARBELL (1857-1944) shows a softer side as she traces, with a laudatory and admiring spirit, the development of the character and morals of Abraham Lincoln. Begun as a project by McClure's Magazine to collect and preserve the reminiscences of friends and acquaintances of Abraham Lincoln while they were still alive, the project grew into a series of articles for the periodical, and then finally this two-volume spiritual biography of the great man, which draws on firsthand memories and other material, including original sources such speeches, letters, and telegrams. Volume I covers Lincoln's life from before he was even born, with the origins of the Lincoln family back to the early 17th century, through his education, his service in the Black Hawk War, his early dabblings in politics, his experiences and attitudes as a lawyer, and the presidential campaign of 1860.
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I was contemplating my new boat, and wondering whether I could make it
stronger or improve it in any part, when two ... came down to the shore in
carriages, and looking at the different boats, singled out mine, and asked, 'Who
owns this ?
They found Offutt at Springfield, but learned from him that he had failed in getting
a boat at Beardstovvn. This led to their hiring themselves to him for twelve dollars
per month each, and getting the timber out of the trees, and building a boat at ...
Carman had the paddle, and Seamon was in the stern of the boat. Lincoln
shouted to them to 'head up stream,' and 'work back to shore,' but they found
themselves powerless against the stream. At last they began to pull for the wreck
of an old ...
On it the boat stuck, and here for nearly twenty- four hours it hung, the bow in the
air and the stern in the water, the cargo slowly setting backwards — shipwreck
almost certain. The village of New Salem turned out in a body to see what the ...
The proprietor of boat and cargo was even more enthusiastic than the spectators,
and vowed he would build a ... and nearly twenty years later he embodied his
reflections on this adventure in a curious invention for getting boats over shoals.
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