Abraham Lincoln endowed the American language with a vigor and moral energy that has all but disappeared from today's public rhetoric. Celebrate the bicentennial of his birth with this expanded new edition of his greatest speeches and writings.
Lincoln's writings are testaments of our history, windows into his enigmatic personality, and resonant examples of the writer's art. The Portable Abraham Lincoln contains the great public speeches-the first debate with Stephen Douglas, the 'House Divided' speech, the Gettysburg Address, the Second Inaugural Address-along with less familiar letters and memoranda that chart Lincoln's political career, his evolving stand against slavery, and his day-to-day conduct of the Civil War. This edition includes a new introduction, a chronology of Lincoln's life, and four new selections of his writing.
'[An] excellent, thoughtfully presented selection . . . The ironic intelligence and sharp sense of purpose, the wit, lucidity, and emotional force come through with an undiminished and chastening power to make us thinks and feel
- Ric Burns, coproducer of PBS's The Civil Wa
"[An] excellent, thoughtfully presented selection . . . The ironic intelligence and sharp sense of purpose, the wit, lucidity, and emotional force come through with an undiminished and chastening power to make us think and feel." -Ric Burns, co-producer of PBS's "The Civil War"
Series: Penguin Classics
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 12
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 27th January 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.81 x 13.0 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1