Lincoln on the Civil War : Selected Speeches
This well-rounded selection of Abraham Lincoln's finest speeches combines the classic and obscure, the lyrical and historical, and the inspirational and intellectual to present a historical arc marking periods of the Civil War-crisis, outbreak, escalation, victory, and Reconstruction. Addressing the conflict's multiple aspects - the issue of slavery, state versus federal power, the meaning of the Constitution, civic duty, death, and freedom - this elegant keepsake collection will make a wonderful inspirational gift for professed Lincoln fans, Civil War buffs, and lovers of rhetorical genius.
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- Hardback | 128 pages
- 108 x 180 x 18mm | 222.26g
- 05 Apr 2011
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
About Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was the sixteenth president of the United States, first elected in 1860 and serving as commander-in-chief of the Union forces during the Civil War. Re-elected in 1864, Lincoln was assassinated in April 1865, five days after General Lee's surrender at Appomattox.