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Abraham Lincoln

Writings and Reflections: Slip-cased Edition

R.B. Bernstein

9781789505665
160 pages
Arcturus Publishing Limited
Overview

The key to understanding America's 16th president comes not from dense biographic detail but directly from his own writings.

Abraham Lincoln was a master of the English Language and his perspective on the American constitution, the Civil War and slavery can be easily pinpointed in his concise letters and addresses.

Inside this book you will find:
•A brief biography of Lincoln
•Chronologically arranged excerpts of his writings and speeches, including the Gettysburg Address and Fragments on Slavery
•Examples of his wit and wisdom from private memoranda
•Cartoons and portraits of the time that throw light on the events he was involved in

These extracts reveal Lincoln talents not only as a politician but as a philosopher, who approached practical politics with a keen observance of the larger questions they posed. For this reason, the wisdom of his writings reach beyond their historical context and have rich applications to the modern world.

All content has been selected by Richard Bernstein, an outstanding authority on US history and the American Constitution, and each piece of writing is prefaced with explanatory notes. This beautifully illustrated volume is presented in a handsome slipcase and makes a truly wonderful gift.

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).