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Lincoln on the Civil War: Selected Speeches (Hardcover)

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Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War.
This well-rounded selection of Abraham Lincoln's finest speeches combines the classic and obscure, the lyrical and historical, and the inspirational and intellectual to present a historical arc marking periods of the Civil War-crisis, outbreak, escalation, victory, and Reconstruction. Addressing the conflict's multiple aspects-the issue of slavery, state versus federal power, the meaning of the Constitution, civic duty, death, and freedom-this elegant keepsake collection will make a wonderful inspirational gift for professed Lincoln fans, Civil War buffs, and lovers of rhetorical genius.

About the Author


Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was the sixteenth president of the United States, first elected in 1860 and serving as commander-in-chief of the Union forces during the Civil War. Re-elected in 1864, Lincoln was assassinated in April 1865, five days after General Lee's surrender at Appomattox.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780143119708
ISBN-10: 0143119702
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: April 5th, 2011
Pages: 127
Language: English