The Lincoln Reader

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Paul M. Angle
Da Capo Press, Mar 22, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 608 pages
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The Lincoln Reader is a biography of Abraham Lincoln written by sixty-five authors. Paul Angle, the noted Lincoln scholar, selected passages from the works on contemporaries, later biographers, and even Lincoln himself, to form a composite portrait of one of the wisest and most beloved American presidents. These passages, interwoven by Angle's running commentary, blend into a single vivid narrative of Lincoln's life, from his boyhood in Indiana to his assassination and funeral. First published in 1947, The Lincoln Reader has long been considered the most definitive, complete, and authentic retelling of the life of Abraham Lincoln
 

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A compilation of sixty-five authors and an Editor from the Chicago Historical Society, composing a biography of Lincoln. Essays by the prominent biographers--Carl Sandburg, Ida Tarbell, Lord Charnwood ... Read full review

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This was one of the first Lincoln books I read, and it really spurred me to read even more about him. This is kind of a 'Readers Digest' of stories about Lincoln from his childhood through the war. It ... Read full review

Contents

Youth in Indiana
16
New Salem
36
The DeWitt Clinton of Illinois
65
Attorney and CounselloratLaw
89
Romance and Marriage 118
113
AND TO MRS O H BROWNING CARL SANDBURG
116
Leader of the Illinois Bar
162
The House on Eighth Street
188
The Momentous Issue
337
The War Begins
355
Search for a General 877
377
Emancipation
403
Life in the White House
415
Gettysburg
439
Years of Victory
450
The Second Election
476

18541858
201
The Great Debates
226
Nomina
255
Candidate and PresidentElect
282
Peace
496
Deathand a Peoples Grief
520
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Paul M. Angle, one of the nation's outstanding Lincoln scholars, was director of the Chicago Historical Society and author of Mary Lincoln: Wife and Widow (with Carl Sandburg), Abraham Lincoln: 1854-1861, and A Shelf of Lincoln Books.

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