TITLE

THEY SAID HE WAS A LOUSY SPEAKER

AUTHOR(S)
Wilson, Douglas L.
PUB. DATE
July 2005
SOURCE
Time;7/4/2005, Vol. 166 Issue 1, p68
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses how United States President Abraham Lincoln's writing ability was underrated during his life. Way that they made fun of his intelligence and writing style; Reasons for this; How Lincoln's writing lacked the formality and pretension that was expected of a politician; His use of direct and forthright language; Assumption by some that someone else wrote his speeches; Fascination that Lincoln had with the written word.
ACCESSION #
17449363

 

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