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
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  • 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

    POSTMASTER LAWYER REPRESENTATIVE OF
    1
    To Judge Stephen T Logan
    25
    To John D Johnston
    33
    To George P Floyd
    51
    To a New York Firm
    65
    To O P Hall J R Fullenwider and U
    74
    To George Ashmun
    82
    To Grace Bedell
    87
    Final Emancipation Proclamation
    155
    To Fighting Joe Hooker
    162
    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

    Address at Springfield
    93
    THE PRESIDENT 18611865
    101
    To Gustavus V Fox
    108
    To MajorGeneral Hunter
    114
    To George B McClellan
    120
    To John W Crisfield
    121
    To August Belmont
    128
    Reply to Interdenominational Religious
    134
    To Hannibal Hamlin
    141
    To General Nathaniel P Banks
    147
    Indorsement on Document to Edwin M
    210
    Address at Baltimore
    220
    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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    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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