Did Lincoln Own Slaves?: And Other Frequently Asked by Gerald J. Prokopowicz

By Gerald J. Prokopowicz

Within the bicentennial 12 months of Lincoln's delivery, here's the only integral ebook that gives all you want to find out about our such a lot respected president in a full of life and remarkable question-and-answer format.You will research no matter if Lincoln might dunk a basketball or inform a shaggy dog story. used to be he the good emancipator or a racist? If he have been alive this present day, may perhaps he get elected? Did he die wealthy? Did scientists bring up Lincoln from the lifeless? From the doubtless lighthearted to the main critical Gerald Prokopowicz tackles each one query with stability and authority, and weaves an entire, fulfilling biography that might have interaction old and young, students and armchair historians alike.

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She wanted compliments flowing in her direction only. ” Aimee leaned to a friend next to her and whispered, “I saw Tina wearing that shirt last week. ” Soon 48 The Me Nobody Knew her opinion filtered through the minds of everybody else. It never fails, I thought. I just can’t win. I had so many ways to count the number of my friends. I counted how many people stood in a cluster around my locker to gossip before school started, how many friends sat with me at lunch, how many notes I dumped on my desk at the end of the school day, how many phone calls I got in one night.

Makeup helped me feel prettier. I used eye shadow and black eyeliner to make my big blue eyes look brighter. I wore the latest lipstick shade. With foundation, I could cover my pimples and make my face look tanner. Tan! I went to tanning beds. At one point, I was so addicted to tanning beds that if I missed a day, I was sure I looked ghost-white. In reality, I was as dark as a tree. My skin looked like leather. I’m sure it actually was turning into leather from the UV rays. I was so obsessed. 38 The Me Nobody Knew What I wanted was to look exactly like Lisa, Julie, or Domenica.

By 5:30, the garage door would open. My father’s car would pull in. My stomach turned. I didn’t want to talk to him. It didn’t matter if I had been laughing at the funniest show on TV—I wouldn’t laugh when my dad was around. I didn’t want him to see me smile. ” “I can’t hear you. ” he’d ask. Of course you couldn’t hear me. I did that on purpose. ” I’d scream. Then I’d get up home alone 57 off the couch, stomp to my room, and slam the door. My reaction to my dad was nothing compared to my fury when my mom talked to me.

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