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

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Stackpole Books, 2006 - History - 265 pages
  • 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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    Contents

    To William H Herndon
    16
    To Judge Stephen T Logan
    25
    19
    59
    21
    77
    THE PRESIDENT 18611865
    101
    25
    110
    26
    121
    To August Belmont
    128
    Telegram to General Daniel Tyler
    169
    To Ulysses S Grant
    176
    To PostmasterGeneral Montgomery Blair
    183
    To General William S Rosecrans
    193
    To Montgomery Blair
    198
    Address at the Gettysburg National Cemetery
    204
    Indorsement on Document to Edwin M
    210
    Address at Baltimore
    220

    Reply to Interdenominational Religious
    134
    To Hannibal Hamlin
    141
    27
    145
    To General Nathaniel P Banks
    147
    Final Emancipation Proclamation
    155
    29
    159
    To Fighting Joe Hooker
    162
    To Edwin M Stanton
    227
    Telegram to Ulysses S Grant
    234
    To PostmasterGeneral Montgomery Blair
    241
    To John Phillips
    248
    To Ulysses S Grant
    254
    To Thurlow Weed
    261
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    About the author (2006)

    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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