Abraham Lincoln (Illustrated)

Abraham Lincoln (Illustrated)

by James Russell Lowell
     
 

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*Illustrated with pictures of Lowell and Lincoln, including pictures of Lincoln at Gettysburg and pictures of the Gettysburg Address.
*Includes Table of Contents
*Includes an Introductory Note from Harvard Classics Volume 28

Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) is one of the most famous Americans in history and one of the country’s most revered

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*Illustrated with pictures of Lowell and Lincoln, including pictures of Lincoln at Gettysburg and pictures of the Gettysburg Address.
*Includes Table of Contents
*Includes an Introductory Note from Harvard Classics Volume 28

Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) is one of the most famous Americans in history and one of the country’s most revered presidents. Schoolchildren can recite the life story of Lincoln, the “Westerner” who educated himself and became a self made man, rising from lawyer to leader of the new Republican Party before becoming the 16th President of the United States. Lincoln successfully navigated the Union through the Civil War but didn’t live to witness his own accomplishment, becoming the first president assassinated when he was killed at Ford’s Theater by John Wilkes Booth.

As impressive as his presidency was, one of his most lasting legacies was his writing. In addition to masterful writing for everything from orders to his generals and condolences to the aggrieved Mrs. Bixby, his Second Inaugural Address and Gettysburg Address are considered masterpieces that rate among the greatest writings in American history. Perhaps Lincoln’s most impressive feat is that he was able to convey so much with so few words; after famous orator Edward Everett spoke for hours at Gettysburg, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address only took a few minutes.

Like many others, James Russell Lowell wrote an essay about Lincoln shortly after his assassination. Lowell’s was so well-received that it was included in Harvard Classics Volume 28. Lowell was a famous poet, essayist, diplomatist, and scholar in his own right, educated at Harvard.

This edition of Lowell’s essay Abraham Lincoln is specially formatted with pictures of Lowell and Lincoln, including pictures of Lincoln at Gettysburg and pictures of the Gettysburg Address. It also includes a Table of Contents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013524699
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
11/22/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
507 KB

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