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LINCOLN SPEECHES

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LINCOLN SPEECHES In time for the upcoming election season, Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, andabove allessential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Series editor Richard Beeman, author of The Penguin Guide to the U.S. Constitution, draws together the great texts of American civic life, including the founding documents, pivotal historical speeches, and important Supreme Court decisions, to create a timely and informative mini-library of perennially vital issues.As president, Abraham Lincoln endowed the American language with a vigor and moral energy that have all but disappeared from today's public rhetoric. His words are testaments of our history, windows into his enigmatic personality, and resonant examples of the writer's art. Renowned Lincoln and Civil War scholar Allen C. Guelzo brings together this volume of Lincoln Speeches that span the classic and obscure, the lyrical and historical, the inspirational and intellectual. The book contains everything from classic speeches that any citizen would recognizethe first debate with Stephen Douglas, the "House Divided" Speech, the Gettysburg Address, the Second Inaugural Address to the less known ones that professed Lincoln fans will come to enjoy and intellectuals and critics praise. ABOUT THE EDITORS:Allen C. Guelzo is Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College. He is the author of A Very Short Introduction: Lincoln, as well as two winners of the Lincoln Prize: Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America and Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President.Richard Beeman, the John Welsh Centennial Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, has previously served as the Chair of the Department of History, Associate Dean in Penn's School of Arts and Sciences, and Dean of the College of Arts of Sciences. He serves as a trustee of the National Constitution Center and on the center's executive committee. Author of seven previous books, among them The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution and Plain Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution, Professor Beeman has received numerous grants and awards including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and the Huntington Library. His biography of Patrick Henry was a finalist for the National Book Award. ISBN: 0-14-312198-7 publish date: 08/27/2012
Binding Type: Softcover
ISBN: 0-14-312198-7
Publisher: BANTAM (BDD)/RANDOM HOUSE
Author: Abraham Lincoln

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