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Lincoln : Speeches and Writings : 1859-1865 (Library of America) Hardcover – October 1, 1989
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The best selection of Lincoln's writings available today, perhaps the best ever ... the English language at its finest ... turn to this handsome set. -- Christian Science Monitor
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It is awfully moving to read the material related to the conduct of the Civil War. He was very strong in his determination to destroy the Rebellion, yet he has very touching notes about his sick child and is very human in his communications with intimates.
This volume also has a chronology of Lincoln's life and great notes on the texts. Note particularly the Associated Press copy of the Gettysburg Address that was contemporary with its delivery. The version most of us know is a finished copy prepared for publication. The differences are subtle and not all that important, just interesting to note for style and rhetorical power.
I strongly urge you to have these two volumes on your American History bookshelf. Simply, they are important and you will learn a great deal reading through them.
The Library of America represents a rare and welcome to the world of print publishing. Funded from a continuous trust that is structured to keep every single volume perpetually in print, the Library prints only on the finest paper, using only the best inks, and implementing the best binding technology available. These books are true library quality, with ultra-high quality paper from Germany and bindings from the Netherlands, and truly represent the finest book quality typically seen in today's book world. The perpetual trust of the Library nevertheless keeps the price of these volumes at a reasonable level, with most volumes available between $24 and $40 dollars. Once you handle one, you'll undoubtedly see what a real value this series represents.
Lincoln's writings and recorded speeches are incredibly interesting to read. These works provide remarkable insight into this most unusual of people, and posterity is pleased that so much of these items were saved and eventually collated for later review.Read more ›
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The contents herein seem to be written by a political genius... hope he went far in his chosen career... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Howard T. Maher
No better resource to have in your Abraham Lincoln collection....wonderfully collected pieces...excellent editing....must have series...Published 10 months ago by Julie Gabriel
If you enjoy history and seek more in-depth knowledge of the thoughts and insights of Abraham Lincoln, this book is a "must have". Read morePublished 11 months ago by DaveH
What a great man. It is a pleasure to red his speeches, notes and letters.Published 12 months ago by Dr. Larry S. Horwitz
The Library of America puts out the original writings of the American founding fathers and other important figures of our country. It is one of the most valuable set of books. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Patricia
I appreciated the inexpensive price of this Kindle volume. However I am shocked that the Second Inaugural was excerpted when all that was required to make it complete was adding... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Boston Bill
Probably the best president by all accounts, Abraham Lincoln stands alone as a man who provided leadership and some of the finest prose any president had before him or since. Read morePublished on January 26, 2014 by drohan00
Lincoln's speeches and his personal writings add to his complicated character. A must have for any historian. A good value, too, for what this book contains.Published on December 20, 2013 by Anne Elizabeth