This volume presents nearly 250 of Lincoln's most important speeches, state papers, and letters in their entirety. Here are not only the masterpieces--the Gettysburg Address, the Inaugural Addresses, the 1858 Republican Convention Speech, the Emancipation Proclamation--but hundreds of lesser-known gems. Alfred Kazin has written that Lincoln was "not just the greatest writer among our Presidents . . . but the most telling and unforgettable of all American 'public' writer-speakers," and it's never been cleaner than in this comprehensive edition.
|Publisher:||Da Capo Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 2.50(d)|
About 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.