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Abraham Lincoln: His Essential Wisdom

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Abraham Lincoln is consistently ranked as the greatest American by academics, historians, and ordinary Americans alike. Scholars agree that a rare combination of steadfast character, political genius, and enormous capacity for growth enabled him to effectively lead the nation through the most tumultuous time in its history.

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Hardcover, 149 pages
Published August 11th 2007 by Fall River Press (first published 2007)
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one of the best Wisdom books I have ever read. Made me cry, made me happy, made me sad, made me think of what is to come and what was past. The last chapter was of his obituary.. It made me sad and made me cry and I was amazed to see quotes from Pete Seeger, Martin Luther King Jr., and Leo Tolstoy and other world leaders of that time. It was amazing to read and I believe everyone should read this. If you are open minded, and independent to yourself and can respect others no matter what your beli ...more
Jett Ptacek
If you are looking so see what Lincoln's views actually were, then this book is for you. This book is all about what Abe wrote and spoke about. What I don't like about this book is all the quotes in it. The quotes I thought were too messily put together. The book goes in order of his life, starting with him talking about his childhood. The only reason I would recommend this book is if you were doing a report on him or really wanted to know his views on things. I probably should not have read it ...more
David Kent
Basically a collection of quotes taken from Lincoln's speeches, writings, comments recorded by others as "recollections," and then a section at the back of praises after his death. The quotes are arranged in several subsections such as "Early Years," "Freedom, Equality and Slavery," "Politics," "Friends and Family," etc. Overall, a good collection of quotes and short speeches.
I'm sure that I'm the only person who bought this, so reviewing it is pointless. Messy, slapdash collection of quotations. Lincoln's abiding legacy appears to be to allow publishers to make at least some money without any real effort.
Ross Cohen
Could this be reviewed? It's a collection of Lincoln's words, who was as close to a secular saint as our country has produced.
Feeling generous. Just saw the movie
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