Abraham Lincoln: Speeches & Writings Part 2: 1859-1865: Library of America #46

Abraham Lincoln: Speeches & Writings Part 2: 1859-1865: Library of America #46

by Abraham Lincoln
     
 

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Abraham Lincoln was the greatest writer of the Civil War as well as its greatest political leader. His clear, beautiful, and at times uncompromisingly severe language forever shaped the nation’s
understanding of its most terrible conflict. This volume, along with its companion, Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1832–1858,

Overview

Abraham Lincoln was the greatest writer of the Civil War as well as its greatest political leader. His clear, beautiful, and at times uncompromisingly severe language forever shaped the nation’s
understanding of its most terrible conflict. This volume, along with its companion, Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1832–1858, comprises the most comprehensive selection ever published. Over 550 speeches, messages, proclamations, letters, and other writings—including the Inaugural and Gettysburg addresses and the moving condolence letter to Mrs. Bixby—record the words and deeds with which Lincoln defended, preserved, and redefined the Union.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598531213
Publisher:
Library of America
Publication date:
10/01/1989
Series:
Library of America Series
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
800
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Don E. Fehrenbacher (1920–1997), the editor of this volume, was professor of history at Stanford University. He was the author of several books, including Prelude to Greatness: Lincoln in the 1850's, The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics, and Lincoln in Text and Context.


From the Hardcover edition.

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