By Abraham Lincoln
Original 12 months of publication: 1989
Abraham Lincoln was once the best author of the Civil warfare in addition to its maximum political chief. His transparent, attractive, and now and then uncompromisingly serious language without end formed the nation’s realizing of its so much poor clash. This quantity, besides its better half, Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1832–1858, contains the main accomplished choice ever released. Over 550 speeches, messages, proclamations, letters, and different writings—including the Inaugural and Gettysburg addresses and the relocating condolence letter to Mrs. Bixby—record the phrases and deeds with which Lincoln defended, preserved, and redefined the Union.
Don E. Fehrenbacher (1920–1997), quantity editor, used to be professor of background at Stanford collage. He used to be the writer of numerous books, together with Prelude to Greatness: Lincoln within the 1850’s, The Dred Scott Case: Its importance in American legislations and Politics, and Lincoln in textual content and Context.
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