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The Life and Writings of Abraham Lincoln
Collects Abraham Lincoln's most inspiring works written during his public life, from his inaugural address to the Emancipation Proclamation, and includes a biography and chronology of Lincoln's life.
Paperback, 928 pages
Published October 17th 2000 by Modern Library
(first published 1894)
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Feb 28, 2013 Ted rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
A friend reminded me of this review by Liking it this evening (well, that was a year or more ago). In reviewing it, I realized that 2016 could possibly be called the "sesqucenteniannual" (one hundred fifty-first) anniversary of Lincoln's death in 1865. But more than that, the great book reviewed here is not only available from many dealers, but a Kindle edition can be had for three bucks! Since there are nothing but words in the volume anyway, a digital edition loses nothing in comparison to a ...more
They are the arguments that kings have made for enslaving the people in all ages of the world. You will find that all the arguments in favor of kingcraft were of this class; they always bestrode the necks of the people—not that they wanted to do it, but because the people were better off for being ridden. That is their argument and this argument of the judge is the same old serpent that says, “You work and I eat, you toil and I will enjoy the fruits of it.”
This consists of two books. The first ...more
This book is out of print, but you can get it for $6 (+ $4 shipping) used from amazon. It’s a great collection of Lincoln’s speeches, correspondence and other writings, and it includes an approx. 200 page biography. The bio was written around 1940, and no doubt there’s more recent scholarship missing, but we’re spared the fashionable speculation about whether Lincoln was gay or some other insignifica which seem to be focal points for so many contemporary biographers and historians. Stern, as the ...more
Jul 21, 2016 Jacob Lines rated it really liked it · review of another edition
This is a good collection of Lincoln’s writings. But the biography is what makes the book a keeper. At 190 pages, it is more than a “biographical note,” as the book calls it. It is an excellent short biography. It follows Lincoln from his parents and childhood through his middle years of work and learning and politics, all the way to his remarkable rise and supremely important presidency. It is short but full and gives a vivid picture of the struggles and strengths of this very mortal giant. The ...more
This is a great read! Lincoln embodied the integrity and principles that are, sadly, the opposite of today's "popular" perception of those in the legal profession. These days, lawyers often get the bad rap of being as trustworthy and ethical as used car salesmen - but Lincoln saw the legal field as a calling that demanded extremely high moral standards, and his words of honesty and decency - and deep reliance on deity - reflect that. His was a life fraught with personal tragedy; his public ...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 ...more