The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln as Reflected in His Briefer Letters and Speeches

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Stackpole Books, 2006 - 265 páginas
  • First of America's "great communicator" presidents
  • Speeches and letters as postmaster, country lawyer, legislator, and president; his "words are as much alive today as when written or uttered"
  • This 1941 original has never been replaced or improved upon

Lincoln's words ring with great rigor, clarity, and simplicity when compared to most of today's political utterances. Here we read his witty testimonial for a brand of soap, his sharp commentaries in the "rat hole" letter to a New York firm, his family correspondence to a spendthrift brother, and letters to a bereaved daughter, an angry general, and many humorous and satirical responses to political challenges--as well as those great moments of wisdom in his speeches and letters during the critical times in his career and in America's history.

 

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This was purchased as a gift for my Dad who said he enjoyed it very much. Each segment is brief making it nice for someone who doesnt have long uninterrupted stretches of time for reading. Leer comentario completo

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To Mary Owens
7
To Joshua F Speed
15
To Thomas Lincoln and John D Johnston
25
To John D Johnston
33
To W H Henderson
40
To R P Morgan
50
To a New York Firm
65
To O P Hall J R Fullenwider and U
74
To John Wi Grisfisld
111
To Edwin M Stanton
118
To William H Seward
123
Note to Colonel Fielding
130
To Hannibal Hamlin
141
To General Nathaniel P Banks
147
Final Emancipation Proclamation
155
To Fighting Joe Hooker
162

To George Ashmun
82
To Grace Bedell
87
Address at Springfield
93
The President 18611865
101
To Colonel Ellsworths Parents
110
Telegram to General Daniel Tyler
169
To Ulysses S Grant
176
To PostmasterGeneral Montgomery Blair
183
To General William S Rosecrans
193
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H. Jack Lang edited this book after extensively sifting through the treasures of Lincolniana in every corner of the United States in order to gather choice and fresh material that at the time had never hitherto been published in standard works on Lincoln.

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