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Abraham Lincoln: His Speeches and Writings
     

Abraham Lincoln: His Speeches and Writings

by Roy P. Basler, Abraham Lincoln, Carl Sandburg (Photographer)
 
Compiled in 1946, this essential collection includes nearly 250 of Lincoln's letters, speeches, and thoughts, including the oft-quoted Gettysburg Address, Emancipation Proclamation, and Inaugural Addresses. Furthermore, editor Roy P. Basler directs our attention to Lincoln's less-remembered -- but no less important -- words, including a lengthy denouncement of the

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Compiled in 1946, this essential collection includes nearly 250 of Lincoln's letters, speeches, and thoughts, including the oft-quoted Gettysburg Address, Emancipation Proclamation, and Inaugural Addresses. Furthermore, editor Roy P. Basler directs our attention to Lincoln's less-remembered -- but no less important -- words, including a lengthy denouncement of the Supreme Court's 1857 Dred Scott decision and numerous letters -- to Grant, McClellan, Stanton, and to his wife, Mary Todd. Basler has here culled the best of Lincoln's political, personal, and even poetic writings, adding extensive explanatory notes to help present-day Americans better understand the president who saved the Union.

Since his ascendancy from a log cabin to the White House, Lincoln has been the subject of more books and writings than any other American. His principled character continues to captivate us even today -- a time when we are in more need than ever of his plainspoken and moving language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306804045
Publisher:
Da Capo Books
Publication date:
08/01/1990
Series:
Quality Paperbacks Series
Pages:
888
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.47(h) x 1.79(d)

What People are Saying About This

Karl Sandberg
I know of no other Lincoln student who, across a long period, has so completely familiarized himself with Lincoln's letters, speeches, and state papers. Many of these items he has brooded over so long that they have become a part of him. His book is honest and able.
David Donald
This is the most comprehensive and readable one volume collection of Lincoln's writings ever published. David Donald, author of Lincoln Reconsidered and Lincoln's Herndon

Meet the Author


Roy P. Basler was the author of The Lincoln Legend and co-editor of the authoritative eight-volume Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln.

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