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I learned a lot about the crazy politics of that time, and was relieved to realize that it was lunacy then, and that not much has really changed!Published 8 months ago by Zach
I loved this. Harold Holzer, another brilliant Lincoln historian (if you need proof, he was one of the on-call references for the recent Lincoln movie by Spielberg), narrates the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Chelsea
The book provided new insights (for me) into this most important period in Lincoln's path to the presidency.
The formatting was almost random. Read more
Holzer creates the historical framework around this famous speech which adds to its power and our understanding of its significance.Published 14 months ago by Roy Traugott
The only example of a dialectical discourse creating a successful candidacy for President.
The author does a very good job of painting the moment-to-moment flavor of place and... Read more
The chapter on the speech is very good and the appendix with the entire speech and footnotes is excellent. Read morePublished 18 months ago by J. Aronson
Essential reading on Abraham Lincoln's February 27, 1860, speech at Cooper Union in New York City. Harold Holzer has
written a magnificently researched and synthesized work... Read more
This book details the effort that Lincoln put into his Cooper Union speech. This speech propelled him into the position of Republican Party nominee for President in 1860 and... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Noel Culler
The author clearly shows that it is no exaggeration to claim that the momentum generated by Lincoln's visit to NYC and New England at the end of Feb 1860, lasting a little over two... Read morePublished 21 months ago by J. Grattan