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    DescriptionNo 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 the people, that his chief desire was to be in accord with the beliefs and wishes of the people, that he never failed to trust in the people and to rely on their support. Every native American knows his life and his speeches. His anecdotes and witticisms have passed into the thought and the conversation of the whole nation as those of no other statesman have done. He belongs, however, not only to the United States, but to the whole of civilized mankind. It is no exaggeration to say that he has, within the last thirty years, grown to be a conspicuous figure in the history of the modern world. Without him, the course of events not only in the Western hemisphere but in Europe also would have been different, for he was called to guide at the greatest crisis of its fate a State already mighty, and now far more mighty than in his days, and the guidance he gave has affected the march of events ever since. A life and a character such as his ought to be known to and comprehended by Europeans as well as by Americans. Among Europeans, it is especially Englishmen who ought to appreciate him and understand the significance of his life, for he came of an English stock, he spoke the English tongue, his action told upon the progress of events and the shaping of opinion in all British communities everywhere more than it has done upon any other nation outside America itself.


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    Title
    Speeches & Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Abraham Lincoln
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 130
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 7 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781492261636
    ISBN 10: 1492261637
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC E4L: CLA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    LC classification: PS
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: HS
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Createspace
    Imprint name
    Createspace
    Publication date
    26 August 2013