The Portable Abraham Lincoln

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Penguin Books, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 341 pages
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As president. Abraham Lincoln endowed the American language with a vigor and moral energy that have all but disappeared from today's public rhetoric. Lincoln's writings are testaments of our history, windows into his enigmatic personality, and resonant examples of the writer's art.

The Portable Abraham Lincolncontains the great public speeches-the first debate with Stephen Douglas, the "House Divided" Speech, the Gettysburg Address, the Second Inaugural Address-along with less familiar letters and memoranda that chart Lincoln's political career, his evolving stand against slavery, and his day-to-day conduct of the Civil War. The book also includes an introduction, head notes and a chronology of Lincoln's life.

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This abbreviated edition of Lincoln speeches, letters, and notes brings the man ready to hand. Drawn from the fuller Library of America collection (1989), this collection shows Lincoln at work in law ... Read full review

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Excellent selection of President Lincoln's writing. Will give you an idea of the breadth of his knowledge. Read full review

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