"But you have not told us a syllable about the greatest general and greatest ruler of the world.
We want to know something about him. He was a hero. He spoke with a voice of thunder; he laughed like the sunrise and his deeds were strong as the rock and as sweet as the fragrance of roses. The angels appeared to his mother and predicted that the son whom she would conceive would become the greatest the stars had ever seen. He was so great that he even forgave the crimes of his greatest enemies and shook brotherly hands with those who had plotted against his life. His name was Lincoln and the country in which he lived is called America, which is so far away that if a youth should journey to reach it he would be an old man when he arrived..." [more inside]
posted by Iridic
on Apr 4, 2013 -
"This week, we discovered an utterly charming card used by Isaac Asimov ('natural resource' is right) and, inspired, began hunting for more famous peoples' business cards
, whether boilerplate or highly designed, staid or comical."
posted by gilrain
on Jan 22, 2013 -
Abraham Lincoln: A Life
is a 2000 page, two volume, ten pound biography of America's sixteenth president. The original manuscript was edited for length and the only documentation included was for direct quotes (again, due to length considerations). If you still want more after reading it, the full-length manuscript and all the accompanying footnotes for Volume 1 are available online
. Volume 2 to follow.
is a culmination of author Michael Burlingame's
career, much of it spent editing volumes of primary documents
by Lincoln's contemporaries.
posted by marxchivist
on Jul 6, 2009 -
Over 2000 classic tales and fables
including Aesop's Fables
, Bulfinch's Mythology
, Indian "Why" Stories
, tales by Oscar Wilde
, Beatrix Potter
, Rudyard Kipling
, Louisa May Alcott
, L. Frank Baum
and Harriet Beecher Stowe
and stories about Abraham Lincoln
, Robin Hood
and Baron Munchausen
. And more! The folk and fairytale collection is particularly rich
, with hundreds of stories from all over the world.
posted by Kattullus
on Apr 1, 2008 -
Lincoln's political career in antebellum Illinois. View by "historical themes" or search for images, text, and audio.
posted by thomas j wise
on Jul 27, 2004 -
the death of lincoln.
Originally from June 1865. "The murder of President Lincoln aroused a feeling of regret deeper than was ever before known in our history. Men and papers who had opposed his policy and vilified him personally, now vied with his adherents and friends in lauding the rare wisdom and goodness which marked his conduct and character." Hmmmm... sounds familiar.
posted by sunexplodes
on Jun 9, 2004 -
Giuseppe Garibaldi, who united Italy in the 1860s, was asked by Lincoln
to lead the army during the US Civil War. Garibaldi said he would if Lincoln officially declared that the aim of the war was to end slavery. Lincoln replied that he couldn't at that time, and so Garibaldi moved on to other things
. But what if Giuseppe had gotten involved? The Papacy would clearly have denounced the North
(indeed, the pope was the only world leader to recognize the Confederacy). The French hated him; the English loved him. Had he led the Federal troops, would France have jumped in on the side of the South? Would England have then jumped in on the Union side to counter? A whole different world history, perhaps, hanging on a yes/no question.
posted by ewagoner
on Aug 12, 2003 -
A Murder Mystery by Abraham Lincoln
"In the neighborhood of William's residence, there was, and had been for several years, a man by the name Fisher, who was somewhat above the age of fifty; had no family, and no settled home ......His habits were remarkably economical, so that in impression got about that he had accumulated a considerable amount of money."
In 1846, Lincoln, a fan of Poe, wrote about a case that he had defended in Illinois.
posted by riley370
on Apr 12, 2001 -