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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This was purchased as a gift for my Dad who said he enjoyed it very much. Each segment is brief making it nice for someone who doesnt have long uninterrupted stretches of time for reading. Read full review

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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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