The boy or girl who reads to-day may know more about the real Lincoln than his own children knew. The greatest President's son, Robert Lincoln, discussing a certain incident in their life in the White House, remarked to the writer, with a smile full of meaning:"I believe you know more about our family matters than I do!"This is because "all the world loves a lover"-and Abraham Lincoln loved everybody. With all his brain and brawn, his real greatness was in his heart. He has been called "the Great-Heart of the White House," and there is little doubt that more people have heard about him than there are who have read of the original "Great-Heart" in "The Pilgrim's Progress."Indeed, it is safe to say that more millions in the modern world are acquainted with the story of the rise of Abraham Lincoln from a poorly built log cabin to the highest place among "the seats of the mighty," than are familiar with the Bible story of Joseph who arose and stood next to the throne of the Pharaohs.
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About the Author
Wayne Whipple was well known as the author of popular works on American history. In 1912, after he published "The Story of the American Flag," Whipple submitted a flag design for the new flag with 48 states. His design was chosen from among 500 entries. The winning flag, which Whipple called the "Peace Flag," was approved by President Taft, produced, and widely publicized throughout the nation.