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On October 15, 1854, Abraham Lincoln delivered a big speech in a small town in Illinois called Peoria. Read morePublished 12 months ago by arthur banner
Digs into the events prior to the Peoria speech and then show the progression of Lincoln's case for emancipation after the speech.Published 16 months 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 23 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 on November 26, 2013 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 on August 12, 2013 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 on May 23, 2013 by Ryne Everett