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Land of Lincoln - Adventures in Abe''s America

English · Paperback / Softback

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Klappentext Ferguson embarks on a curiosity-fueled coast-to-coast journey through contemporary Lincoln Nation! in this entertaining celebration of Abraham Lincoln and his enduring influence on the country he helped create. Zusammenfassung Abraham Lincoln was our greatest president and perhaps the most influential American who ever lived. But what is his place in our country today? In Land of Lincoln ! Andrew Ferguson packs his bags and embarks on a journey to the heart of contemporary Lincoln Nation! where he encounters a world as funny as it is poignant! and a population as devoted as it is colorful. In small-town Indiana! Ferguson drops in on the national conference of Lincoln presenters! 175 grown men who make their living (sort of) by impersonating their hero. He meets the premier collectors of Lincoln memorabilia! prized items of which include Lincoln’s chamber pot! locks of his hair! and pages from a boyhood schoolbook. He takes his wife and children on a trip across the long-defunct Lincoln Heritage Trail! a driving tour of landmarks from Lincoln’s life. This book is an entertaining! unexpected! and big-hearted celebration of Lincoln’s enduring influence on our country--and the people who help keep his spirit alive.

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Authors Andrew Ferguson
Publisher Atlantic monthly press
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 11.04.2008
EAN 9780802143617
ISBN 978-0-8021-4361-7
No. of pages 279
Subjects Non-fiction book > History > Miscellaneous
Travel > Travelogues, traveller's tales > World, Arctic, Antarctic

USA, History, United States of America, USA, US Independence Day, HOLIDAY / President's Day

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