Abraham Lincoln,The Backwoods Boy, or, How a Young Rail-splitter Became President. Horatio Alger, Jr. New York : J.R. Anderson & H.S. Allen, 1883.
“Who in the wildest flight of a daring imagination would venture to predict that this awkward, sad-faced, ragged boy would forty years later sit in the chair of Washington, and become one of the rulers of the earth? I know of nothing more wonderful in the Arabian Nights than this.”