Speeches and Writings: 1859-1865

Speeches and Writings: 1859-1865

Hardback Library of America

By (author) Abraham Lincoln, Edited by Don E. Fehrenbacher

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  • Publisher: The Library of America
  • Format: Hardback | 820 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 206mm x 36mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 31 December 1998
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0940450631
  • ISBN 13: 9780940450639
  • Edition: Annotated
  • Edition statement: annotated edition
  • Sales rank: 528,856

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Abraham Lincoln was the greatest writer of the Civil War as well as its greatest political leader. His clear, beautiful, and at times uncompromisingly severe language forever shaped the nation's understanding of its most terrible conflict. This volume, along with "Speeches and Writings 1832-1858," comprises the most comphrensive slelection ever published. Over 550 speeches, messages, proclamations, letters, and other writings - including the inaugural and Gettysburg addresses and the moving condolence letter to Mrs. Bixby - record the words and deeds with which Lincoln defended, preserved, and redefined the Union.

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Don E. Fehrenbacher (1920-1997), the editor of this volume, was professor of history at Stanford University. He was the author of several books, including "Prelude to Greatness: Lincoln in the 1850's," "The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics," and "Lincoln in Text and Context."