From the Back Cover
From his humble log-cabin origins through his years in the White House, Abraham Lincoln's unpretentious speaking style won over the masses with its common-sense philosophy and moral character. Lincoln mastered the oratory craft as a frontier stump speaker, sharpened his skills as a lawyer in the midwestern courts, and rose to the challenge of the Lincoln-Douglas debates and the rocky 1858 Presidential campaign. In this historic program, Lincoln's own words are authentically illustrated with the visual records of America's past, including rare still photographs of Lincoln and his times, original newspaper clippings, archival letters, documents, and texts of the original speeches. Includes the following materials from Abraham Lincoln's political career: The "house divided" speech; highlights from the Lincoln-Douglas Debates' complete readings of The Emancipation Proclamation, The Gettysburg Address, The Second Inaugural Address, and more.