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No American president before or since has faced the problems that confronted Abraham Lincoln when he took office in 1861 Nor has any president expressed himself with such eloquence on issues of great moment Lincoln s writings reveal the depth of his thought and feeling and the sincerity of his convictions as he weighed the cost of freedom and preserving the Union Now for the first time an annotated edition of Lincoln s essential writings examines the extraordinary man who produced them and explains the context in which they were composed.The Annotated Lincoln spans three decades of Lincoln s career, from his initial political campaign for state assemblyman in 1832 to his final public address on Reconstruction, delivered three days before his assassination on April 15, 1865 Included here are selections from his personal and political letters, poetry, speeches, and presidential messages and proclamations In their generous annotations, Harold Holzer and Thomas Horrocks explore Lincoln s thoughts on slavery, emancipation, racial equality, the legality of secession, civil liberties in wartime, and the meaning of the terrible suffering caused by the Civil War And they bring Lincoln s writings into the ambit of Lincoln scholarship, to offer a broader appreciation of his thoughts, words, and career.Numerous illustrations throughout animate historical events and actors Teachers, students, and especially Lincoln enthusiasts will treasure this elegant volume and keep it close at hand for reference and enjoyment....

Title : The Annotated Lincoln
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ISBN : 0674504836
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Belknap Press An Imprint of Harvard University Press 1 edition February 15, 2016
Number of Pages : 640 pages
File Size : 596 KB
Status : Available For Download
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The Annotated Lincoln Reviews

  • Patricia Carter
    2018-12-09 22:44

    A really GREAT read

  • Robert
    2018-11-28 16:56

    I'm almost done reading the entire book

  • S. Bierner
    2018-12-10 19:58

    Amazing compendium, I'm still reading it.

  • Dina
    2018-11-29 15:46

    A perfect "must have" book for all collectors of the greatest president in U.S. history.

  • Allan H. Clark
    2018-11-12 20:42

    This beautiful book is a welcome addition to the already voluminous literature on Lincoln because the detailed annotations provide illuminating background to the writings and the illustrations decorate the speeches and letters marvelously. The large page format with the annotations in the outer margins and the text inside allows the inclusion of all the material within a compass of 600 pages. At a price under $40 it is well worth it.

  • W. F. Siems
    2018-12-06 16:56

    This top-quality, beautifully-produced book contains 98 chronologically ordered selections from Lincoln's writings and speeches, including less familiar material along with the best known and most significant. Extensive expert annotations, most on the same page as the text under comment, provide strong historical context. Color printing is used throughout for over 180 well-chosen illustrations. The book can be read on its own as history of Lincoln's times. The volume seems an appropriate shrine for the intelligent, compassionate, and humble spirit who presided, and continues to preside, over our struggles with human slavery.

  • Christian Schlect
    2018-12-08 16:58

    A nicely done annotation and presentation of the most important or telling writings and speeches of Mr. Lincoln's life.

  • Richard A Maloney
    2018-11-30 15:39

    Outstanding Book. Highly Recommended.