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Abraham Lincoln [NOOK Book]

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Old as history is, and manifold as are its tragedies, I doubt if any death has caused so much pain to mankind as this has caused, or will cause, on its announcement; and this, not so much because nations are by modern arts brought so closely together, as because of the mysterious hopes and fears which, in the present day, are connected with the name and institutions of America.
-from Ralph Waldo Emerson's ...
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Abraham Lincoln

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Overview

Old as history is, and manifold as are its tragedies, I doubt if any death has caused so much pain to mankind as this has caused, or will cause, on its announcement; and this, not so much because nations are by modern arts brought so closely together, as because of the mysterious hopes and fears which, in the present day, are connected with the name and institutions of America.
-from Ralph Waldo Emerson's remarks at
Lincoln's funeral, April 19, 1865

Here, in one compact volume, is an extraordinary tribute to the life and legacy of one of the greatest presidents in United States history.

Abraham Lincoln's (1809-1865) own words stand as powerful testimony to his wisdom and leadership: here you'll find his famous Gettysburg Address, both inaugural addresses, the Emancipation Proclamation, a selection of correspondence, his last public speech, and other notable papers.

Also included are:

. an 1891 essay by Carl Schurz (1829-1906), a prominent and trusted member of the Lincoln administration, a loving but un-idealized acclamation of the man and his work that delves into the deep sense of morality and prodigious intellect that informed his presidency

. a stirring and emotional 1864 defense of Lincoln's prosecution of the Civil War by his friend, poet James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

. Ralph Waldo Emerson's (1803-1882) eulogy of Lincoln

. poetry in honor of the fallen president by Lowell, John Greenleaf Whittier, Oliver Wendall Holmes, and Walt Whitman.

Written by those who knew him, loved him, and witnessed his dramatic impact on United States during its most perilous crisis, this collection offers us the invaluable perspective of his contemporaries and the beginnings of the towering image we have of Abraham Lincoln today.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940017555958
  • Publisher: Cleveland : Chautauqua Press
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1899 volume
  • File size: 297 KB

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For here in knotted cord and vein I trace the varying chart of years; I know the troubled heart, the strain, The weight of Atlas — and the tears. Again I see the patient brow That palm erewhile was wont to press; And now 'tis furrowed deep, and now Made smooth with hope and tenderness. For something of a formless grace This moulded outline plays about; A pitying flame, beyond our trace, Breathes like a spirit, in and out, — The love that cast an aureole Round one who, longer to endure, Called mirth to ease his ceaseless dole, Yet kept his nobler purpose sure. Lo, as I gaze, the statured man, Built up from yon large hand, appears: A type that Nature wills to plan But once in all a people's years. What better than this voiceless cast To tell of such a one as he, Since through its living semblance passed The thought that bade a race be free! Edmund Clarence Stedman.ABRAHAM LINCOLN A BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY ABRAHAM LINCOLN O American can study the character and career of Abraham Lincoln without being carried away by sentimental emotions. We are always inclined to idealize that which we love, — a state of mind very unfavorable to the exercise of sober critical judgment. It is therefore not surprising that most of those who have written or spoken on that extraordinary man, even while conscientiously endeavoring to draw a lifelike portraiture of his being, and to form a just estimate of his public conduct, should have drifted into more or less indiscriminating eulogy, painting his great features in the most glowing colors, and covering with tender shadings whatever might look like a blemish. But his standing before posterity will not be exalted by mere praise of his virtuesand abilities, nor by any concealment of his limitation...
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    B. K.

    I was excited about getting this book free, however, disappointed when I went to read it and found it written in German. I guess the publisher from Berlin should have clued me in, but there is no mention of this book being in another language in the details.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    First review wrong

    I didnt read the book but i wanted to see if it was in german and it is not even if it was then you didnt have to read it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    Why do you care if it is written in german

    Just get a translatir or get a dictionary i can speak germam any way

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2013

    Not true B.K.

    It is clearly written in english. It is a very good book about aberham licon. It is very detailed and awsome to read. I really like this book and it is defenetly writen in english. NOT IN GERMAN. It tells just about everyting there is to know about aberham lincon it is an absolutly wonderful book and would be good to learn from for president reports at school. I would totaly recomend this book to everyone who reads this review. It really is in english also by the way.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 5, 2011

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