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The Gettysburg Address and Other Speeches

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Paperback, 86 pages
Published September 1st 1995 by Penguin Books
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Greg Brozeit
Feb 07, 2016 Greg Brozeit rated it it was amazing
This short collection of some of Abraham Lincoln’s greatest speeches pretty much sums up the reasons why his reputation as arguably the nation’s greatest president is unassailable. Lincoln articulated the great issues of his times in ways that reverberate in every era of American history.

Two of the speeches made before his presidency took effect, the famous “House Divided” speech before the Illinois legislature in 1858 and the New York Cooper Union speech of 1860, widely regarded as the speech t
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Becky
Apr 16, 2008 Becky rated it it was ok
In reading Lincoln's second Inaugural address, I couldn't help but feel hope for the citizens at that time and for us today. I felt reassurance in Lincoln's words: "the Almighty has his own purposes." And the feeling he conveys that God is the one who is ultimately in charge of what goes on in this world, no matter how out of control we feel it is getting. Althought it is hard we do need to follow Lincoln's council (as citizens of one of the wealthiest nations) and help those who "have borne the ...more
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Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1861 until his assassination. As an outspoken opponent of the expansion of slavery in the United States, Lincoln won the Republican Party nomination in 1860 and was elected president later that year. During his term, he helped preserve the United States by leading the defeat of the secessionist Confederate Stat ...more
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