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Lincoln's most important speech!
on December 10, 2015
Excellent Book! The title speaks for itself. With no campaigning whatsoever, this speech certainly was the reason why Lincoln won the presidential election in 1860. This book does a great job painting the background picture for the story, and while many may believe some of the background is not necessary, I found it all to be relevant. Within the story, the author points out important quotes from the speech. Additionally, the full speech is in the back of the book with footnotes. Along with the speech are certified resources for every point Lincoln made in his speech, that day at Cooper Union, 27 February 1860. The speech is indicative of Lincoln’s research skills, and how methodical he was in making several points to validate his argument; the abolishment of slavery. Anyone, curious as to Lincoln’s rise to the White House, and the various references to the points in his most important speech, MUST read this book.