The Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

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Philosophical Library/Open Road, Nov 9, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 244 pages


One of America’s most important presidents and great communicators Remembered for his leadership during the dark years of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln remains one of the most studied and intriguing figures in American history. Collected from his letters, documents, and speeches, The Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln examines the sixteenth president’s statements on politics, the Civil War, slavery, education, law, Reconstruction, and his private life, and offers readers both his most notable remarks in their original context and insight on a variety of earlier and less explored historical events. His wry and self-deprecating humor comes through whether he is speaking of his own election or writing to his wife. Arranged chronologically, Lincoln’s quotes reflect his evolution from humble small-town politician to a leader facing his nation’s greatest internal crisis and massive social change.


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Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) was born in a one-room log cabin in Kentucky. The largely self-educated Lincoln was elected president in 1860 and went on to issue such influential decrees as the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address, as well as lead the Union through the Civil War. For these and other achievements, Lincoln is commonly cited as being among the greatest presidents in U.S. history. He was assassinated in 1865.


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