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    Description?Alone among American Presidents, it is possible to imagine Lincoln, grown up in a different milieu, becoming a distinguished writer of a not merely political kind.? --Edmund Wilson Ranging from finely honed legal argument to wry and some sometimes savage humor to private correspondence and political rhetoric of unsurpassed grandeur, the writings collected in this volume are at once a literary testament of the greatest writer ever to occupy the White House and a documentary history of America in Abraham Lincoln's time. They record Lincoln's campaigns for public office; the evolution of his stand against slavery; his electrifying debates with Stephen Douglas; his conduct of the Civil War; and the great public utterances of his presidency, including the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address. Library of America Paperback Classics feature authoritative texts drawn from the acclaimed Library of America series and introduced by today's most distinguished scholars and writers. Each book features a detailed chronology of the author's life and career, and essay on the choice of the text, and notes. The contents of this Paperback Classic are drawn from "Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1832- 1858" and "Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1859-1865," volumes number 45 and 46 in the Library of America series. They are joined in the series by a companion volume, number 192s, "The Lincoln Anthology: Great Writers on his Life and Legacy from 1860 to Now."

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    Selected Speeches and Writings
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    By (author) Abraham Lincoln, Introduction by Gore Vidal
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 515
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 207 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 503 g
    ISBN 13: 9781598530537
    ISBN 10: 1598530534

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    30 July 2009