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  • Author:
    Gore Vidal,Abraham Lincoln
  • ISBN:
    1598530534
  • ISBN13:
    978-1598530537
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    Library of America; Third printing edition (July 30, 2009)
  • Pages:
    550 pages
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    Americas
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Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase.

Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase. My appetite was whet even more by the movie "Lincoln".

Abraham Lincoln book. 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.

Library of America Paperback Classics feature authoritative texts drawn from the acclaimed Library of America .

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. 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.

by Abraham Lincoln (Author), Gore Vidal (Introduction). This is a great book about Lincoln. It provides a great look into the mind of one of our most fascinating Presidents. Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was the sixteenth president of the United States, guiding the nation through the Civil War before becoming one of its final vicitims, assasinated at Ford's Theater in Washington on April 15, 1865, less than a week after the surrender of the Confederate army at Appomattox. This is a great book to learn what Lincoln thought, felt, and believed from his own primary sources.

Selected Speeches by Abraham Lincoln Lincoln-Douglas Debates, 1858 Visit the Claremont Institute Web site library page for all seven debates.

Selected Speeches by Abraham Lincoln. Introductions to individual documents are by Abraham Lincoln Online. Documents housed on other Web sites are noted as such. Lincoln-Douglas Debates, 1858 Visit the Claremont Institute Web site library page for all seven debates. Second Lecture on Discoveries and Inventions, 1859 Lincoln the patent holder goes on the lecture circuit. Address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society, 1859 Lincoln goes to the fair, slipping in a word for free labor and education.

By Abraham Lincoln Introduction by Gore Vidal. 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

By Abraham Lincoln Introduction by Gore Vidal. By Abraham Lincoln Introduction by Gore Vidal.

The works of Abraham Lincoln preceding the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates illuminate the political career of one of our most courageous presidents and reveal his . Covering the years 1832 to 1858, this Library of America vol.

The works of Abraham Lincoln preceding the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates illuminate the political career of one of our most courageous presidents and reveal his extraordinary gifts as a writer. Selected Speeches and Writings. by Abraham Lincoln · Gore Vidal.

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. 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.

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 WilsonRanging 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.

Malara
I have the Dover Thrift Edition of Abraham Lincoln's Great Speeches which whet my appetite and curiosity for more communications of this great leader. My appetite was whet even more by the movie "Lincoln". I believe that if our current politicians had the ability to communicate as well as Lincoln (and the time to write their own speeches and letters) there would be less follow-up explanations and retractions. As an example I would offer the letter Lincoln wrote to Horace Greeley on August 22, 1862. I'm sure there are many, including the recipient, who disagreed with the views offered in this letter; but I don't think anyone could mistake the views of the person writing the letter.
One needs to be aware that these are 'selected' offerings and that some of the speeches are edited for brevity. I have just begun to persue a look into what this man said and its impact on our history and our current situation. I believe that this book will serve me well in that 'look' and would heartily recommend it.
The Modern Library hardbound version in two volumes would be my next choice.
playboy
Bought this as part of our study for American History for my homeschool highschooler. Never got to this read this when I was a kid. Primary sources, instead of textbooks containing misinformation and little blips of dates and text, is the way all students deserve to learn. For example, did you know the Emancipation Proclamation did NOT "free the slaves" as is commonly written in textbooks? This book is enjoyable to read, and shows what an amazing writer and speaker this self-taught lawyer was really like. And a President who writes and delivers his own speeches? Unheard of today. Love that my students found pleasure in reading and discussing Lincoln's ideas.
Elizabeth
Fantastic book!
Meztisho
Interesting to have an insight to the character and life of Abraham Lincoln in his own writings. Have not read it all yet.
Blackredeemer
Outstanding insight into a factual / historical account of President, Abraham Lincoln. Kudos! I gave it a 5-star rating because I found it to be very interesting!
Gorisar
I like it not love it . Hard to find specific speeches.
Quphagie
As expected
he mentioned it not having a writing from lincoln that he was interested in