I'm kinda cheating on this review because I haven't finished the book. I plan to leave it on my nightstand and randomly pick it up and enjoy Lincoln's wisdom. And wit.
He was an amazing man!
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""OLD BUCK" PASSES THE BUCK
As the term of the fifteenth President wound down to its end, James Buchanan wrestled with the insurmountable problem of avoiding war. Many of his own cabinet members were open Southern sympathizers.
"Old Buck," as Buchanan was once affectionately referred to by his friends, had expected his presidential term to cap a distinguished career in public service-as a senator, secretary of state, and minister to the Court of St. James in London. Instead, he found his reputation crumbling in the final year of his term. The ordeal had visible aged Buchanan.
As Buchanan rode down in the presidential carriage from the executive Mansion to the Capitol for the inauguration ceremonies, he said to President-elect Lincoln:
"If you are as happy coming into this office, as I am in leaving it, you are the happiest man in America."