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Abraham Lincoln

Writings and Reflections: Slip-cased Edition

9781789505665
160 pages
Arcturus Publishing Limited
Overview
Born in Kentucky, lawyer Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He led the nation through the Civil War, preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government and modernized the economy. In short, his life was an uplifting reminder of how a president should conduct himself for the benefit of his fellow citizens. This book features a brief biography of Lincoln, selected excerpts from his letters and speeches, examples of his wit and wisdom, alongside cartoons and portraits of the time that throw light on events he was involved in.
Author Bio
Edited by R.B. Bernstein, Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School, Lecturer in Political Science, Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, City College of New York and author of Thomas Jefferson and The Founding Fathers Reconsidered (both for Oxford University Press).