Lincoln in His Own Words

Lincoln in His Own Words

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Get to know one of the greatest presidents in American history, Abraham Lincoln, through his speeches, writings, and letters. Author Milton Meltzer provides historical context for Lincoln's words, and dramatic illustrations by Stephen Alcorn complete this handsome volume, now available in paperback.

A renowned orator and writer, Abraham Lincoln believed in speaking plainly so every American could understand the complicated issues affecting the country. His simple but elegant words are a testament to his unfailing dedication to the ideals of freedom, equality, and justice upon which America was founded.

In this comprehensive collection of Lincoln’s writings—from the Emancipation Proclamation to the compassionate and often humorous letters to family and friends—historian Milton Meltzer provides a rare personal glimpse into the life of the man behind the legendary words, with bold linocuts by illustrator Stephen Alcorn.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781328895745
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 07/31/2018
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Milton Meltzer (1915–2009) was the award-winning author of 110 books, including five National Book Award nominees. With Langston Hughes, he coauthored A Pictorial History of African Americans, now in its sixth edition. He lived in New York City.

Stephen Alcorn is an acclaimed artist who has illustrated many picture books, including Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney, and I, Too, Sing America: Three Centuries of African American Poetry by Catherine Clinton. He lives in Cambridge, New York. Visit him online at

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