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Name:  Gordon Leidner  

Pen Name: None



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Illinois Connection

Gordon is originally from Greenville, Illinois and he attended the University of Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gordon Leidner has been a student of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War for most of his life. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Abraham Lincoln Institute for over ten years, and is a past president of the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia. He has lectured on Lincoln at the Smithsonian Institution and Johns Hopkins University, and has written numerous articles on Lincoln, including many discussing him in light of modern leadership theory. He has a MGA from the University of Maryland in Applied Management and a BS in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois.

Published Works

    Of God and Dice, CreateSpace, 2012Abraham Lincoln: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches, Cumberland House, 2009Abraham Lincoln: The Complete Book of Facts, Quizzes, and Trivia , Burd Street Press, 2001Lincoln on God and Country, White Mane Publishing Company, 2000A Commitment To Honor A Unique Portrait Of Abraham Lincoln In His Own Words , Thomas Nelson, 2000The Founding Fathers: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches, Cumberland House, 2013The Civil War: Voices of Hope, Sacrifice, and Courage, Cumberland House, 2014Lincoln's Gift: How Humor Shaped Lincoln's Life and Legacy, Cumberland House, 2015

Selected Titles At Your Library

Of God and dice :
ISBN: 1470041502. OCLC Number:

[CreateSpace],. [North Charleston, SC] :. ©2012.

"Presents nearly 250 quotations from 70 of the world's most respected scientists who disagree with the statement that science has disproven God's existence."--Back cover.

Abraham Lincoln :
ISBN: 158182677X. OCLC Number:

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SUPERANNO Abraham Lincoln: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches captures the essence of Lincoln. In addition to his own words, it includes insights into the man by those who knew him best, from his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, to his greatest political opponent, Stephen A. Douglas. Numerous photographs add to its charm.

Abraham Lincoln :
ISBN: 157249235X. OCLC Number:

Burd Street Press,. Shippensburg, Pa. :. ©2001.

Lincoln on God and country /
ISBN: 1572492074. OCLC Number:

White Mane Books,. Shippensburg, PA :. ©2000.

A commitment to honor :
ISBN: 1558537864. OCLC Number:

Rutledge Hill Press,. Nashville, Tenn. :. ©2000.

Abraham Lincoln was a man of virtue, honesty, faith, perseverance and character and president of the United States.

The founding fathers :
ISBN: 1402280092. OCLC Number:

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Filled with over two hundred quotes from John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and more, The Founding Fathers: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches captures the essence of America's most influential leaders in an elegant collection that explores the American Revolution. Discover their thoughts on honesty, democracy, perseverance, hope, liberty, and leadership, and read from landmark speeches of the day?from Samuel Adam's 1776 address to the Continental Congress to George Washington's resignation speech. Hear the voices of the people who changed the world. Praise for Abraham Lincoln: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches An easy and enjoyable introduction to one of America's greatest presidents and heroes.?Tom Schwartz, historian emeritus for the state of Illinois Gordon Leidner provides readers with a toothsome smorgasbord of Abraham Lincoln's wit and wisdom. This volume is an excellent introduction to the Great Emancipator's humanity, philosophy, humor, and eloquence.?Michael Burlingame, Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies, University of Illinois-Springfield Abraham Lincoln had the God-given talent to express himself in words that the people felt and understood. [This] book enables readers to sample and touch the greatness of Lincoln through his letters, public papers, and speeches.?Edwin C. Bearrs, historican emeritus, National Park Service.

The Civil War :
ISBN: 1402292651. OCLC Number:

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Lincoln's gift :
ISBN: 149260965X. OCLC Number:

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"Abraham Lincoln has long been admired for his leadership, honesty, and eloquence. But despite his somber reputation, the sixteenth president was quite funny. With an uncanny ability to mimic others and an irresistible midwestern twang, Lincoln, in fact, could be downright hilarious. Brimming with his funniest quips, jokes, and stories, Lincoln's Gift explores the crucial role humor played throughout his tumultuous professional and private life. Perfect for history buffs and Lincoln enthusiasts alike, this clever and captivating biography reveals how America's greatest president used his lighter side to lead the country through one of its darkest times, the Civil War."--

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