Of the People, by the People, for the People and Other Quotations from Abraham Lincoln

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Of the People, By the People, For the People captures the best of Lincoln's thought, bringing readers closer to the quintessential man than any history or biography can. Unforgettable lines and memorable thoughts from speeches, debates, and other public statements make up this book; little-known sayings from his voluminous body of private letters, drafts, and fragments, and even some previously uncollected writings, also serve as the gateway to Lincoln's brilliance and insight.
This collection also contains the full text of three of Lincoln's most celebrated speeches: the Farewell to Springfield, Illinois, his hometown; the Gettysburg Address; and the second inaugural address of 1865.
 

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Contents

Alcohol and Alcoholism
3
Discoveries 39
8
Autographs
9
Dishonesty 40
16
Capital
17
Obstinacy 95
19
Clarity
23
Compromise
25
Law
76
Meade General George G
85
Banks
89
Mobs
91
Politicians
105
Printing
112
Punishment
118
Beard 10
123

Governments
31
Determination
37
Republican Party 127
47
Freedom
53
Gingerbread
59
Revenge 128
61
Nationalism 93
131
Recreation 125
143
Thought
145
War
161
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Edward D. berkowitz is professor of history and public policy and public administration at George Washington University. He is the author of eight books and the editor of three collections. During the seventies he served as a staff member of the President's Commission for a National Agenda, helping President Carter plan for a second term that never came to be.

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