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Abraham Lincoln

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Definition 16th President of the United States; saved the Union during the American Civil War and emancipated the slaves; was assassinated by Booth (1809-1865)
  • Some of them were alive when Abraham Lincoln was president.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • 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
  • In Springfield, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln said: "We think the decision is erroneous.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • 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
  • His shoulder patch was a silhouette of Abraham Lincoln's profile on a field of pale green.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • When they spoke English it wasn't what I expected in the land of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Abraham Lincoln became America's greatest Precedent.
    Richard Lederer  --  A Brief History of the World
  • They saw Gobelin tapestries at the French Pavilion and the life-mask of Abraham Lincoln among the exhibits of the American Bronze Company.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Abraham Lincoln was just two years old, she murmured.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • "It's really kind of a beautiful story—like Abraham Lincoln or Socrates—or Asian."
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • And Abraham Lincoln: "This nation cannot survive half slave and half free."
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • Thomas walked to a painting of Abraham Lincoln and faced them again.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • Reliefs were essentially two-dimensional sculptures, like Abraham Lincoln's profile on the penny.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Here were hundreds of books, all about Abraham Lincoln.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • It was more than 100 years ago that Abraham Lincoln—a great President of another party—signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
    Lyndon B. Johnson  --  We Shall Overcome
  • Abraham Lincoln asked, in his own words, and I quote, "What constitutes the bulwark of our own liberty and independence?"
    Gerald R. Ford  --  A War That is Finished
  • He wore an old-fashioned suit—Abraham Lincoln style—with a bow tie and long coattails and stuff.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • A photocollage of Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and Booker T. Washington hung over the mantel.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • "Hannibal Hamlin was Abraham Lincoln's first vice president.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • Theirs was Abraham Lincoln.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer

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