Bowman, Donna Janell

Abraham Lincoln's Dueling Words

(3) K-3 Illustrated by S. D. Schindler. In a rollicking, lively storyteller's voice, Bowman relates a little-known insult gone wrong, the ensuing almost-duel between Abraham Lincoln and fellow Illinois state congressman James Shields, and the lessons both men learned. Watercolor and ink illustrations convey the story's mood and the 1842 setting. An afterword gives additional facts about the incident, its players, and the politics and economy of the time. Bib.


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