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- Lincoln’s eleven greatest speeches
- Civil War History
- Abraham Lincoln: Selected Speeches and Writings
Lincoln’s eleven greatest speeches
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Abraham Lincoln : Speeches and Writings — The works of Abraham Lincoln preceding the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates illuminate the political career of one of our most courageous presidents and reveal his extraordinary gifts as a writer. Covering the years to , this Library of America volume contains speeches, letters, drafts, and fragments that record his emergence as an eloquent anti-slavery advocate and defender of the Constitution. During his years as a lawyer, he argued hundreds of cases before judges and juries. As a stump speaker, he became familiar with the ebb and flow of public sentiment. His private letters show how much Lincoln learned about politics as a stalwart of the Illinois Whigs in the s and 40s—how to measure his support, to form alliances, and to avoid divisive quarrels. His public writings reveal his abilities as a party spokesman and orator, equally adept at articulating positions and ridiculing opponents.
Selected and annotated by Don E. New York: The Library of America, Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings The purpose of these two volumes in The Library of America series is to present Abraham Lincoln's writings as literature to a wide general audience. Lincoln the writer is meant to be sampled and savored, not to be read continuously through as the reviewer must necessarily do.
Civil War History
This little volume contains all of the works essential to understanding Lincoln as a man and a president. Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth president of the United States, guiding the nation through the Civil War before becoming one of its final vicitims, assasinated at Ford's Theater in Washington on April 15, , less than a week after the surrender of the Confederate army at Appomattox. Gore Vidal was the author of numerous novels--the first, Williwaw , written when he was twenty-one--as well as scripts for film, television and the stage, including the extremely successful The Best Man and Visit to a Small Planet. He is perhaps best known for his historical novels, including Burr , , and Lincoln Selected Speeches and Writings.
Abraham Lincoln : Speeches and Writings — Fehrenbacher, … are the capstone of this splendid continuing series. This Library of America volume collects writings from to and contains speeches, messages, proclamations, letters, memoranda, and fragments. They record the words and deeds—the order to resupply Fort Sumter, the emancipation of the slaves held in the Confederacy, and proposals to offer the South generous terms of reconstruction—by which he hoped to defend and preserve the Union. The speeches and letters Lincoln wrote in and show his unyielding opposition to the spread of slavery and his canny appraisals of the upcoming election in which he was to win the presidency. He was savagely criticized both for being too harsh and for being too mild. His writings here include pleas to his own party to spare him their patronage feuds and to generals that they act more resolutely in the field.
Ford, Lincoln replies to charges of being a religious scoffer. Letter to George Robertson, Important quotes on liberty and an early mention of the "house divided" concept. Letter to Joshua Speed, Lincoln tells a close friend how he views slavery. Advice to Lawyers, Lincoln recommends diligent study to prospective lawyers. Letter to Henry Pierce, Lincoln's highly quotable "all honor to Jefferson" letter. Letter to Lyman Trumbull, Lincoln confesses his interest in the presidential nomination. Letter to George Latham, Lincoln encourages a his friend's son who failed to enter college.
Abraham Lincoln: Selected Speeches and Writings
Leaving behind a legacy that transcends generations today, Abraham Lincoln was a veteran when it came to giving speeches. Delivering one of the most quoted speeches in history, Lincoln addressed the nation on a number of other occasions, captivating his audience and paving the way for generations to come. What I have done since then is pretty well known. Lincoln gave the speech after being nominated by the Republican Party as candidate for Senator of Illinois. He would lose the contest to Stephen Douglas, but not before making himself into a notable national political figure.
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