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07-16-2022, 11:11 PM
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Apparently Paul Newman wrote his memoirs due to be published later this year. The Hustler, yes, great film. Better than Cool Hand Luke? mmm, maybe both equally great.

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07-17-2022, 11:20 AM
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(07-16-2022 11:11 PM)AussieMick Wrote:  Apparently Paul Newman wrote his memoirs due to be published later this year. The Hustler, yes, great film. Better than Cool Hand Luke? mmm, maybe both equally great.

https://www.npr.org/2008/09/29/95167311/...negie-hall

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07-18-2022, 09:22 AM
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Which of Lincoln's relative's tombstone was taken from Fort Knox but later recovered?
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07-18-2022, 10:44 AM
Post: #3964
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Bathsheba Lincoln?
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07-18-2022, 11:22 AM
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Correct!! Great job!
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09-16-2022, 04:41 AM
Post: #3966
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No googling, please.

A person who has been mentioned often on this forum described Abraham Lincoln's education as "defective." Who was this person?
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09-16-2022, 09:59 AM
Post: #3967
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Roger,

The only person I know who said that was Lincoln himself in one of his autobiographies.

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09-16-2022, 12:39 PM
Post: #3968
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Yes, Rob. Good memory!

Lincoln wrote this in his first autobiography. It was very brief and written for the Dictionary of Congress in 1858.

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Born, February 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky.
Education defective.
Profession, a lawyer.
Have been a captain of volunteers in Black Hawk war.
Postmaster at a very small office.
Four times a member of the Illinois legislature, and was a member of the lower house of Congress.
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