Distilled Lincoln Anecdotes

by Rolland E. Stroup & Jr



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/9/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781412011587

About the Book

I went to the library one day to find a book of Lincoln one-liners, such as: "You can fool all the people some of the time, and..." but I found no such book. I then reviewed the literature and found that Abraham Lincoln rarely stated one-liners. His stories were nearly almost always couched in an ample supply of background detail leading to savory climaxes. After this I thought to myself, "There ought to be a book equivalent to Lincoln one-liners." So I decided to write it myself.

The first section of Distilled Lincoln Anecdotes presents basic meanings of individual humorous tales from the life of Abraham Lincoln. The second section contains amusing anecdotes, observations from life, some curiosities, and a few poetic lines by the author.

About the Author

Rolland E. Stroup, Jr. was born in 1943 on a farm in Wells County, Indiana, moved with his family to Hartford City, Indiana, in 1952, then to Mishawaka, Indiana in 1958. He was a high school exchange student to Germany in 1960, graduated from DePauw University with a B.A. degree in 1966 and Purdue University with a Master of Science degree in 1979. He served 23 months in the U.S. Army 1968/69. Additional federal employment was as a letter carrier and safety specialist, retiring in 1994. He now enjoys working as an electronics assembler and his family life in Ellicott City, Maryland. His previously published work is a book entitled Latter-Day Richard, Vantage Press, New York, NY.