Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings
Volume Two: 18591865
Clothbound, slipcased edition 1,686 pages
A must-have collection of the speeches and writings of Abraham Lincoln, the greatest writer ever to occupy the White House. Covering the years 1832 to 1858, Volume One contains 240 speeches, letters, drafts, and fragments that record his emergence as an eloquent anti-slavery advocate and defender of the Constitution. Most notable are the complete texts of the seven Lincoln-Douglas debates from his 1858 Illinois Senate racestill the most famous confrontation in American political history. Volume Two collects writings from 1859 to 1865 and contains 555 speeches, messages, proclamations, letters, memoranda, and fragments. They record the words and deedsthe order to resupply Fort Sumter, the emancipation of the slaves held in the Confederacy, his addresses at Gettysburg and at his inauguralby which he strove to defend and preserve the Union.
“A momentous and thrilling addition to any personal library.”Alfred Kazin