Speeches and Writings: 1859-1865

Speeches and Writings: 1859-1865

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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.show more

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  • Hardback | 820 pages
  • 132.08 x 205.74 x 35.56mm | 680.39g
  • The Library of America
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • annotated edition
  • 0940450631
  • 9780940450639
  • 547,551

About Abraham Lincoln

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.show more

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