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Abraham Lincoln


It was kind of awesome for a while: him driving, me reading out loud, the two of us talking about everything, fractions and evolution, Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet and which Hemingway book is the best.
Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  16th President of the United States; saved the Union during the American Civil War and emancipated the slaves; was assassinated by Booth (1809-1865)
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Scholars rank Lincoln among the top three U.S. Presidents.
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  • It was kind of awesome for a while: him driving, me reading out loud, the two of us talking about everything, fractions and evolution, Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet and which Hemingway book is the best.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • She heard a girl behind her say, in awed tones, "Abraham Lincoln spoke here once."
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Outside his office my father had a framed copy of a letter written by Abraham Lincoln to his son’s teacher, translated into Pashto.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • "Hannibal Hamlin was Abraham Lincoln’s first vice president.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind

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  • "It’s really kind of a beautiful story—like Abraham Lincoln or Socrates—or Asian."
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • Crossing the porch in three long strides, tall and craggy as Abraham Lincoln and dressed not all that differently from Lincoln, Junior Whitshank inclined his head a quarter-inch in Abby’s direction and then swiftly descended the steps.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Her fingers walk the tightropes of sentences; in her imagination, she walks the decks of the speedy two-funneled frigate called the Abraham Lincoln.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • We can find much of the answer in Abraham Lincoln’s notable speeches: the Gettysburg Address, his first and second inaugural addresses, the peroration of his message to Congress on December 1, 1862.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • Once, they announced that their military had shot Abraham Lincoln and torpedoed Washington, D.C. "They couldn’t understand why we laughed," said a prisoner.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Abraham Lincoln, he had de whole United States tuh rule so he freed de Negroes.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God

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  • But old Stradlater kept snowing her in this Abraham Lincoln, sincere voice, and finally there’d be this terrific silence in the back of the car.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • Abraham Lincoln, but-
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • He wore an old-fashioned suit—Abraham Lincoln style—with a bow tie and long coattails and stuff.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • We bought presents for Gran and Gramps (a sweater with an angel on it and a new book about Abraham Lincoln) and toys for the baby and a new pair of rain boots for me.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • Reliefs were essentially two-dimensional sculptures, like Abraham Lincoln’s profile on the penny.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • A photocollage of Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and Booker T. Washington hung over the mantel.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • His shoulder patch was a silhouette of Abraham Lincoln’s profile on a field of pale green.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • A high–speed frigate, the Abraham Lincoln, was fitted out for putting to sea as soon as possible.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • It is to be placed on the desk of Abraham Lincoln the day after Lee has destroyed the Army of the Potomac somewhere north of Washington.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • I thought he looked a little like the pictures I had seen of Abraham Lincoln before he grew the beard—except for the small tufts of sand-colored hair on his chin and cheeks, the close-cropped hair on his head, and the side curls.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • Abraham Lincoln’s youngest son, Tad, had once gotten lost down there and almost perished.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • I think I do not go too far when I say that I have read nearly every book and magazine article that has been written about Abraham Lincoln.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • He was born about the time Abraham Lincoln was living and getting himself ready to be president.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Then I wished that Gabriel Prosser and Nat Turner had killed all whitefolks in their beds and that Abraham Lincoln had been assassinated before the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, and that Harriet Tubman had been killed by that blow on her head and Christopher Columbus had drowned in the Santa Maria.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • And Abraham Lincoln: "This nation cannot survive half slave and half free."
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • Some of them were alive when Abraham Lincoln was president.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • Here were hundreds of books, all about Abraham Lincoln.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • Abraham Lincoln was just two years old, she murmured.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • Gaunt, Abraham Lincoln but without the height or the beard.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • Right now in this country, with its many national groups, all the old heroes are being called back to life-Jefferson, Jackson, Pulaski, Garibaldi, Booker T. Washington, Sun Yat-sen, Danny O’Connell, Abraham Lincoln and countless others are being asked to step once again upon the stage of history.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • All my aunts and uncles were there, and Abraham Lincoln, and Saint George, and a nine-year-old girl named Linda who had died of a brain tumor back in fifth grade, and several members of the United States Senate, and a blind poet scribbling notes, and LBJ, and Huck Finn, and Abbie Hoffman, and all the dead soldiers back from the grave, and the many thousands who were later to die-villagers with terrible burns, little kids without arms or legs-yes, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff were…
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • Here he had nailed up shelves for his books, built himself a box-sofa out of boards and a mattress, laid out his papers on a kitchen-table, hung on the rough plaster wall an engraving of Abraham Lincoln and a calendar with "Thoughts from the Poets," and tried, with these meagre properties, to produce some likeness to the study of a "minister" who had been kind to him and lent him books when he was at Worcester.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • The words Abraham Lincoln couldn’t be spoke in his presence.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • The Presidential Suite, with its cold elegance, had made her feel awkward and clumsy — it was all very well to visit some restored historical building with a bedroom plaque that announced Abraham Lincoln or Franklin D. Roosevelt had slept there, but another thing entirely to imagine you and your husband lying beneath acreages of linen and perhaps making love where the greatest men in the world had once lain (the most powerful, anyway, she amended).
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • "Abraham Lincoln," she muttered.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • I also joined the drama society and acted in a play about Abraham Lincoln that was adapted by my classmate Lincoln Mkentane.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Abraham Lincoln became America’s greatest Precedent.
    Richard Lederer  --  A Brief History of the World
  • Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile smile smile "As that great patriot Abraham Lincoln said "
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • Across the wall of the room in which the man sat was a bold sign, reading:The White House: Under the sign was a portrait of Abraham Lincoln, the features distorted to make the face look like that of a gangster.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • Of these men one resembled a testy and prosperous grocer, one a Yankee carpenter, one a soda-clerk, and one a Russian Jewish actor The Russian Jew quoted Kautsky, Gene Debs, and Abraham Lincoln.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Abraham Lincoln was elected President, and immediately throughout Texas the Lone Star flag was hoisted in an atmosphere of excited and belligerent expectation.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Thomas walked to a painting of Abraham Lincoln and faced them again.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • (without hesitation) Mr. Abraham Lincoln.
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • After chronicling the last days of Abraham Lincoln, the progression to John Kennedy was a natural.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, only days after the end of the war, was a terrible tragedy.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Abraham Lincoln had done it.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Theirs was Abraham Lincoln.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • When they spoke English it wasn’t what I expected in the land of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Sandburg won a Pulitzer Prize in 1940 for part of his biography of Abraham Lincoln, and again in 1951 for his poetry.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
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