The Lincoln anthology: great writers on his life and legacy from 1860 to now

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Library of America, Jan 13, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 964 pages
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Brings together 110 selections by a diverse array of 95 writers from William Cullen Bryant to E. L. Doctorow. Represents a composite portrait of our greatest president told by the journalists, biographers, satirists, essayists, novelists, clergymen, poets, play-wrights, historians, memoirists, and statesmen who have shaped our understanding of Lincoln and his complex and crucial legacy over the last 150 years.

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Loved, loved, loved! Absolutely fascinating. We necessarily see Lincoln through the distorted lens of history I have so enjoyed learning what his contemporaries thought (especially when their opinions ... Read full review

The Lincoln Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Legacy from 1860 to Now (Library of America)

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This hefty Library of America anthology, edited by Lincoln scholar Holzer (co-chairman of the U.S. Lincoln Bicentennial Commission), is a solid compilation of work on Abraham Lincoln from a diverse ... Read full review


Introduction of Abraham Lincoln
Henry Villard
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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About the author (2009)

Harold Holzer, editor, serves as co-chairman of the U.S. Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, lectures widely on Lincoln and the Civil War, and is a frequent Lincoln commentator on television. He has written, co-written, and edited more than thirty books, including The Lincoln Image (1984), Lincoln on Democracy (1990), Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President (2004), and Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter 1860-1861(2008).