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The Words of Abraham Lincoln

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A new collection of quotations from the speeches and writings of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), published to coincide with the 2009 Congressional Bicentennial Celebration of his birth.

The Words of Abraham Lincoln highlights the remarkable, wise, and inspiring words and writings of our sixteenth president, who saw us through the Civil War and championed the Emancipation Proclamation. Arranged chronologically, covering Lincoln's broad life experience, the book highlights quotes covering: the early years as a back country lawyer * his marriage and family * Lincoln as a humorist * the slavery controversy * the long Civil War period * the inspirational last years.

"We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain-that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." (Gettysburg Address)

"Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it."

The critically acclaimed Newmarket Press "Words Of" series began in 1982 with the publication of The Words of Gandhi (now in its 14th printing) and The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. (now in its 19th printing), which have each sold more than 100,000 copies. The "Words Of" quotation collections are timeless and inspiring classics.

A new collection of quotations from the speeches and writings of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), published to coincide with the 2009 Congressional Bicentennial Celebration of his birth.

The Words of Abraham Lincoln highlights the remarkable, wise, and inspiring words and writings of our sixteenth president, who saw us through the Civil War and championed the Emancipation Proclamation. Arranged chronologically, covering Lincoln's broad life experience, the book highlights quotes covering: the early years as a back country lawyer * his marriage and family * Lincoln as a humorist * the slavery controversy * the long Civil War period * the inspirational last years.

"We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain-that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." (Gettysburg Address)

"Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it."

The critically acclaimed Newmarket Press "Words Of" series began in 1982 with the publication of The Words of Gandhi (now in its 14th printing) and The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr. (now in its 19th printing), which have each sold more than 100,000 copies. The "Words Of" quotation collections are timeless and inspiring classics.


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From the "Four score and seven years ago" that every American schoolchild knows to personal notes and dozens of memorable letters, debates, and speeches from a critical time in this nation's history, here is a remarkable collection of Lincoln's writings. Through them, we can follow the sixteenth president's development from country lawyer to healer of a wounded nation.

Arranged thematically, The Words of Abraham Lincoln brings together his early writings, his notes on courtship, marriage, and the family, his thoughts on slavery, including the full text of the Emancipation Proclamation, and his letters to his generals during the Civil War, among other subjects. This book includes eight historical photographs and a chronology.

Two hundred years after his birth, Lincoln's writing endures. Witty and wise, Lincoln speaks today as powerfully as he did when he was president.


From the “Four score and seven years ago” that every American schoolchild knows to personal notes and dozens of memorable letters, debates, and speeches from a critical time in this nation’s history, here is a remarkable collection of Lincoln’s writings. Through them, we can follow the sixteenth president’s development from country lawyer to healer of a wounded nation.

Arranged thematically, The Words of Abraham Lincoln brings together his early writings, his notes on courtship, marriage, and the family, his thoughts on slavery, including the full text of the Emancipation Proclamation, and his letters to his generals during the Civil War, among other subjects. This book includes eight historical photographs and a chronology.

Two hundred years after his birth, Lincoln’s writing endures. Witty and wise, Lincoln speaks today as powerfully as he did when he was president.



Book News
Shapiro (editor and author) provides a collection of Abraham Lincoln's writings that portray his growth and development from country lawyer to president of a troubled nation. Arranged in a thematic format, the collection contains personal notes, letters, speeches, and debates that illustrate the 16th president's wisdom, candor, and wit. The book also includes historical photographs and a chronology. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Authors: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Statement of Responsibility: selected and with an introduction by Larry Shapiro
Uniform Title: Works. Selections. 2009
Title: The words of Abraham Lincoln
[electronic resource]
Publisher: New York : Newmarket Press, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 113 p.) : ill.
Contents: "Nobody has ever expected me to be president"
"I hope this letter will not be disagreeable to you": courtship, marriage, and family
"A continual torment": the slavery controversy
"Essentially a people's contest": the war begins
"Maxims on war": Lincoln to his generals
"I am not a very sentimental man": the human comedy and the game of politics
"The fiery trial through which we pass"
Chronology
Subject Headings: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Quotations Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Oratory Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Language Presidents United States Quotations
Genre/Form: Electronic books
Topical Term: Presidents
Additional Contributors: Shapiro, Larry - 1958-
OverDrive, Inc
Additional Physical Form Entry: Print version: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. Selections. 2009. Words of Abraham Lincoln. 1st ed. New York : Newmarket Press, c2009 9781557048301 (DLC) 2009002399 (OCoLC)234434638
ISBN: 9781557048622
1557048622
Branch Call Number: eNYPL Book
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