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Lincoln’s Sense of Humor - Richard Carwardine
Lincoln’s Sense of Humor
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Abraham Lincoln was the first president to make storytelling, jokes, and laughter tools of the office, and his natural sense of humor has become legendary. Lincoln’s Sense of Humor registers the variety, complexity of purpose, and ethical dimension of Lincoln’s humor and pinpoints the political... show more
Abraham Lincoln was the first president to make storytelling, jokes, and laughter tools of the office, and his natural sense of humor has become legendary. Lincoln’s Sense of Humor registers the variety, complexity of purpose, and ethical dimension of Lincoln’s humor and pinpoints the political risks Lincoln ran in telling jokes while the nation was engaged in a bloody struggle for existence.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780809336142 (0809336146)
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Pages no: 184
Edition language: English
Category:
Biography, History
Series: Concise Lincoln Library
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4.5 The role of humor in Lincoln's life
Richard Carwardine’s book is an entertaining and perceptive look at the role that humor played in the life of the 16th president. That Lincoln enjoyed telling jokes and stories is hardly new, as it was part of his appeal to his contemporaries. What Carwardine does is analyze the various ways in whic...
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