There is a lot of detailed background information that really adds to the book.
Lehrman shows how most of Lincoln's future antislavery arguments were contained, at least in embryonic form, in this trail-blazing address.
This book provides excellent insight into the development of Abraham Lincoln's extraordinary leadership.
Digs into the events prior to the Peoria speech and then show the progression of Lincoln's case for emancipation after the speech.Published 29 days ago by Sam Motes
This is without a doubt, one of the best books written on Lincoln & our American history. It gives the reader a very good in site on the politics of that day, which don't differ... Read morePublished 8 months ago by James V. Trotta
Having lived in Peoria for a short time, when I saw this book available for free, it piqued my interest. Read morePublished 9 months ago by J. Robideau
I had read this before and wanted it as a gift for a good friend. But I re-read Lehrman's book & saw the line between savvy country lawyer to the great emancipator. Outstanding.Published 12 months ago by C. R. Keenan
Looks at the broad themes of Lincoln's speech, but rarely goes into detailed analysis. In fact, Lehrman doesn't make much of his own analysis at all, primarily relying on the... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Ryne Everett
I really enjoyed reading this book. I learned a lot about our President Lincoln.
I plan to keep it for source material. Read more
I love reading about the founders and early presidents. This book is a good read. it is only pack filled with information that I have to take a break from periodicity to absorb it.Published 19 months ago by S. Burton
Because a lot of the books on Lincoln tend to be very heavy reads where there is a lot of facts to slug through and the speech patterns of the day are less than complimentary to... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Ionia Martin
It was a difficult book to get through at times, still the same it was an interesting restoration of this critical Lincoln address.Published on December 3, 2011 by Jay H. Sanzo