Abraham Lincoln

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The 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln served from 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He led the nation through its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional and political crisis. Lincoln preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government and helped to modernise the American economy. His surviving speeches, letters, essays and addresses continue to stir admiration and reverence due to an ineffable charm of expression, revealing his unique eloquence as a spokesman for democracy. This comprehensive eBook presents Lincoln’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Lincoln’s life and works
* All of the speeches, essays and addresses, with individual contents tables
* Features ‘The Papers and Writings of Abraham Lincoln’ based on the seminal Constitutional Edition, edited by Arthur Brooks Lapsley
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the Speeches, Letters and Addresses
* Easily locate the works you want to read
* Includes a section of ‘Posthumous Publications’, with important books preserving Lincoln’s memorable and witty sayings
* Special section of ‘Tributes and Appraisals’, with 14 essays evaluating Lincoln’s great achievements
* Features no less than 11 biographies – discover Lincoln’s incredible life
* Includes the first ever biography of the president, penned by John Locke Scripps in 1860, appearing here for the time in digital publishing
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres

CONTENTS:

The Papers and Writings of Abraham Lincoln
Volume 1: 1832-1843
Volume 2: 1843-1858
Volume 3: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates Part I
Volume 4: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates Part II
Volume 5: 1858-1862
Volume 6: 1862-1863
Volume 7: 1863-1865

Index of Speeches, Letters and Addresses
List of Texts in Chronological Order
List of Texts in Alphabetical Order

Posthumous Publications
Lincolniana (1864) by Andrew Adderup
A Legacy of Fun (1865)
Lincoln’s Yarns and Stories (1901) by Alexander K. McClure
The Lincoln Year Book (1907)
Discoveries and Inventions (1915)
The Life and Public Service of General Zachary Taylor (1922)

The Tributes and Appraisals
Abraham Lincoln (1865) by James Russell Lowell
Abraham Lincoln (1868) by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln (1876) by Frederick Douglass
Abraham Lincoln (1879) by Rossiter Johnson
O Captain, My Captain (1882) by Walt Whitman
Abraham Lincoln: An Essay (1891) by Carl Schurz
Abraham Lincoln: Was He a Christian? (1893) by John E. Remsburg
Abraham Lincoln (1900) by Robert G. Ingersoll
The Perfect Tribute (1908) by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
Lincoln’s Use of the Bible (1909) by S. Trevena Jackson
Tolstoy on Lincoln (1909) by Leo Tolstoy
Abraham Lincoln’s Cardinal Traits (1914) by C. S. Beardslee
Abraham Lincoln (1914) by Eleanor Atkinson
Abraham Lincoln (1922) by H. L. Mencken

The Biographies
The Life of Abraham Lincoln (1860) by John Locke Scripps
The Life, Crime and Capture of John Wilkes Booth (1865) by George Alfred Townsend
The Life of Abraham Lincoln (1866) by Josiah Gilbert Holland
The Life of Abraham Lincoln (1872) by Ward H. Lamon and Chauncey Black
Abraham Lincoln and the Abolition of Slavery in the United States (1879) by Charles Godfrey Leland
The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln (1886) by Francis F. Browne
Abraham Lincoln (1889) by William H. Herndon and Jesse W. Weik
Recollections of Abraham Lincoln (1895) by Ward Hill Lamon
The Life of Abraham Lincoln (1901) by Henry Ketcham
Abraham Lincoln (1909) by George Haven Putnam
Abraham Lincoln (1911) by John George Nicolay and Charles Crawford Whinery

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