6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Excellent selection of speeches...,
This review is from: Abraham Lincoln: Great Speeches (Dover Thrift Editions) (Paperback)
I find it amazing to read these speeches, considering that I've heard some of them a few times (performed by actors). They come across just as powerully written as they do orally.
What's even more amazing is that Lincoln worked hard to educate himself, and his writing reflects someone who is in love with the usage and power of words, language, and meaning.
His style is somewhat outdated (punctuation usage has changed, and the odd capitalization of nouns is a holdover from possibly the Germanic influence on English) but never stilted or boring.
And, the Gettysburg Address is still eloquent (and powerful) after all of this time.