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Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865

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According to the Introduction: "

No man since Washington has become to Americans so familiar or

so beloved a figure as Abraham Lincoln. He is to them the

representative and typical American, the man who best embodies the political

ideals of the nation. He is typical in the fact that he sprang from the

masses of the people, that he remained through his whole career a man of

Paperback, 200 pages
Published June 28th 2005 by (first published 1949)
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I was reading this through daily lit but I fell behind quite a bit and I don't plan to catch up! I LOVE Abraham Lincoln and I was really excited to learn more about him through this book, however (I really should have figured this out from the title) this is just a compilation of speeches that he gave through out his life and not exactly what I was looking for. If you want to learn more about some of his viewpoints and different subjects that he addressed then this book is great, but if you want ...more
I read the last half of this book on March 31st...the author's mother's birthday. Will Schwalbe tells the story of his mother's last couple of years going through treatment for stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He, a former editor, and she a world traveler, volunteer worker for women refugee causes, previous board Meyerbeer and admission head of formidable universities discussed books always, but became even closer as they formed their own private book club during her last years.

Sometimes I felt the wr
"Their ambition aspired to display before an admiring world a practical demonstration of the truth of a proposition which had hitherto been considered at best no better than problematical--namely, the capability of a people to govern themselves. If they succeeded they were to be immortalized; their names were to be transferred to counties, and cities, and rivers, and mountains; and to be revered and sung, toasted through all time. If they failed, they were to be called knaves, and fools, and fan ...more
The title of the book is exactly what this book is. There is no introductory narrative or commentary; it is just straight Lincoln. And I loved the whole thing. Those who want to criticize Lincoln are certainly free to do so, but the fact remains that he will forever be one of this nation's truly great leaders, statesmen, and thinkers who has shaped us into a stable persistent democratic republic. What was truly remarkable to me while reading this was just how relevant Lincoln's thinking is for p ...more
Chris Gager
Somebody gave me a collection of Lincoln's writings when I was a kid. I don't know which book. This was before High School even(I think). I just remembered it!
Actual primary source material-excellent. Just missing contextual clarification on each piece.
Jan Stanton
Well worth the time to read!
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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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