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Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865

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Works: 31,487 works in 52,738 publications in 21 languages and 1,428,674 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Biographies  Sources  Quotations  Juvenile works  Anecdotes  Records and correspondence  Picture books 
Subject Headings: Lawyers 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Dedicatee, Signer, Editor, Correspondent, Other, Honoree, Recipient, Librettist, Author of introduction, Former owner, Interviewee, Attributed name, Creator, Lyricist
Classifications: E457.92, B
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Most widely held works about Abraham Lincoln
 
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Most widely held works by Abraham Lincoln
Speeches and writings, 1859-1865 : speeches, letters, and miscellaneous writings, presidential messages and proclamations by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

88 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 46
The Lincoln-Douglas debates : the first complete, unexpurgated text by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the blistering summer of 1858, as America teetered on the brink of disunion, two Illinois politicians seized the nation's attention and gripped it for two extraordinary months. Through the sheer force of their words, personalities, and ideas, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas transformed a local contest for the U.S. Senate into a watershed national debate on the contentious issue of slavery and, indeed, on the principles upon which this country was founded. Yet what Lincoln and Douglas really said in those seminal debates has long been suppressed. At the time, newspapers were blatantly partisan, and though stenographers took down the speeches word for word, editors and transcribers subsequently "improved" their candidate's remarks while printing his opponent's words, warts and all. What has been reprinted ever since are the "improved," inaccurate versions. Harold Holzer has uncovered unedited texts of the debates, and this book will be the first ever to present all seven of them in their unexpurgated entirety. Besides the first true transcription of the debates, Holzer offers, through an Introduction and extensive notes, crystalline portraits of the combatants - their personalities and bearing, their quirks and foibles. Holzer also casts a brilliant light on the "house divided against itself," showing us an America at once exuberant and deeply uncertain about its future. He provides trenchant evocations of the physical and emotional stages on which the debates were set. We glimpse the feverishly enthusiastic audiences that mobbed the debates. We also witness the exceptional fervor with which the entire country followed them. Lincoln and Douglas galvanized a nation and permanently transformed our national consciousness with the speeches they gave during the summer and fall of 1858. To read the words these men actually spoke in their historic confrontation is an opportunity to witness the apex of American political discourse. Here - for the first time in more than 130 years - are those words. Here - at last - is that opportunity
The Lincoln papers : the story of the collection, with selections to July 4, 1861 by David C Mearns( Book )

17 editions published between 1948 and 1969 in English and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shortly after Lincoln's death, in 1865, all the papers which had accumulated in his office files during his presidency, plus many more which he had brought with him from Springfield, were removed from the White House by his son. From that time until July 26, 1947, when the collection was first opened to the public, these papers were shrouded in secrecy. In the introductory chapters of this book, the author presents the dramatic history of the collection, exploring and explaining the origins of the fabulous legend which grew up around it during the eighty-two years that it remained inaccessible to scholars and to the public. Following this introductory section is the main body of these two volumes- a selection of more than 500 vital documents from the monumental collection now in the Library of Congress, with notes when they are necessary to make the papers completely intelligible to the reader. This selection of papers goes up to July 4, 1861, covering Lincoln's early years, his political campaigns, and the first critical months of the presidency when the nation was torn by civil war."--Jacket
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg address, illustrated by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

100 editions published between 1863 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The text of one of the greatest speeches in American history is accompanied by battlefield images from the Civil War era
Lincoln; his words and his world by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

4 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictorial biography with text covering some of the outstanding incidents in the life and career of Abraham Lincoln
The Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

22 editions published between 1908 and 2012 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains the complete transcripts of the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas during the Illinois senatorial race of 1858
Abraham Lincoln: his speeches and writings by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

32 editions published between 1946 and 2001 in English and German and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basler has gone through the body of Lincoln utterance and his selections from it in a very peculiar time, a global war time and that war interwoven with many civil wars, a war in which the American Union of States issued as a colossal and decisive force among world powers. What have we to learn from Lincoln in this time when unprecedented and incalculable forces are to operate on our future, when the mind of man and his will and vision must meet the challenge of what is termed AA1, the Year One of the Atomic Age, when we hear the oft-recurring question, "What would Lincoln do now?" And now comes Mr. Basler to lay before you the best writings and speeches of Lincoln for you to find what of Lincoln is usable for these terrific history-shaping years. As a writer and speaker Lincoln had several styles and used them according to what events and occasions demanded. Plain talk, blunt and utterly lucid statements, these are to be found in plenty throughout his writings and speeches. Then again you may find him employing a prose that is cadenced, sonorous, masterly and having its relation to certain masterpieces of literature that had become part of him. - Preface
The inaugural address, 2009 by Barack Obama( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the full text of President Obama's inaugural address, as well as President Lincoln's first and second inaugural addresses, his Gettysburg Address, and Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay "Self-reliance."
Abe Lincoln laughing : humorous anecdotes from original sources by and about Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of his anecdotes with notes and sources
Lincoln on war by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President Lincoln used his own weapons--his words--to fight the Civil War as brilliantly as any general who ever took the field. In Lincoln on War, historian Harold Holzer gathers and interprets Lincoln's speeches, letters, memoranda, orders, telegrams, and casual remarks, organizing them chronologically and allowing readers to experience Lincoln's growth from an eager young Indian War officer to a middle-aged dove congressman to a surprisingly hardened and determined hawk as the Union's commander-in-chief. We observe a man willing to sacrifice life and treasure in unprecedented quantities, to risk wounding the pride of vain generals, and even to mislead the public if it meant the preservation of an unbreakable union of states, the destruction of slavery, and the restoration of America as an example to inspire the world. This volume covers strategy; tactics; the endless hiring, sustaining, motivating, and dismissal of commanders; military discipline; and military technology. Modern commanders-in-chief have repeatedly quoted Lincoln to justify their own wars, so it behooves us as citizens to know Lincoln's record well. From masterpieces such as the Gettysburg Address to lesser-known meditations on God's purposes, Lincoln on War is the first book to highlight exclusively Lincoln's sublime and enduring words on war.--From publisher description
More classics to read aloud to your children by William F Russell( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections for reading aloud from poems, novels, and plays by Blake, Longfellow, O. Henry, Twain, Shakespeare, Poe, and other well-known authors
The Lincoln mailbag : America writes to the President, 1861-1865 by Harold Holzer( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters, of course, speak for themselves, but Holzer's introduction and annotations provide historical context for events and people described as well as for those who wrote so passionately to their president in Lincoln's America
What Lincoln said by Sarah L Thomson( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author integrates Lincoln's famous words into the narrative, revealing the inspiration and determination that led to his greatest achievements
The Lincoln-Douglas debates by Abraham Lincoln( Recording )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Lincoln-Douglas Debates, seven legendary meetings between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas during their 1858 senatorial campaign in Illinois, made history, and changed its course as well. ... The debates were the culmination of a political rivalry that had its origin twenty-five years before, when Lincoln and Douglas were aspiring politicians in the Illinois legislature. The main theme was slavery and its expansion into the western territories. Douglas argued for the concept of popular sovereignty, with the people of each territory deciding the slavery question for themselves. But in Lincoln's view, this approach would nationalize and perpetuate slavery. Though Douglas won re-election to the Senate, Lincoln's gift for oratory and his anti-slavery stance in the debates made him a nationally known figure, and led to his election to the presidency in 1860"--Container
Home : a journey through America( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of poetry and prose by such writers as Carl Sandburg, Willa Cather, Robert Frost, all celebrating aspects of the American landscape
Recollected words of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first comprehensive collection of remarks attributed to Abraham Lincoln by his contemporaries. Much of what is known or believed about the man comes from such utterances, which have been an important part of Lincoln biography. About his mother, for instance, he never wrote anything beyond supplying a few routine facts, but he can be quoted as stating orally that she was the illegitimate daughter of a Virginia aristocrat. Similarly, there is no mention of Ann Rutledge in any of his writings, but he can be quoted as saying when he was president-elect, "I did honestly and truly love the girl and think often, often of her now." Did Lincoln make a conditional offer to evacuate Fort Sumter in April 1861? Did he personally make the decision to restore General McClellan to army command in September 1862? To whom did he first reveal his intention to issue an emancipation proclamation? Did he label the Gettysburg address a failure right after delivering it? Did he, just a few days before his assassination, dream of a president lying dead in the White House? All of these questions, and many others, arise from recollective quotations of Lincoln, and the answer in each instance depends upon how one appraises the reliability of such recollection. Recalled piecemeal over a period of more than half a century and scattered about in diaries, letters, newspaper interviews, and reminiscent writing of various kinds, these quotations lie outside the Lincoln canon in the sense that they are not, with a few exceptions, included in his published "works," nor has their authenticity been more than randomly tested. This book contains only quotations traceable to named auditors (persons claiming to have heard the quoted words directly from Lincoln) plus quotations reported contemporaneously by anonymous newspaper correspondents. The quotations are arranged alphabetically by auditor, often with critical comment. The book is designed not only as a collection of quotations but as a step toward the evaluation of such resources and as a critique of historians' use of them
The Lincoln-Douglas debates by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas are undoubtedly the most celebrated in American history, they may also be the most consequential as well. For the issues so fiercely debated in 1858 were about various interrelated aspects of one momentous, nation-threatening issue: slavery. The contest between Lincoln and Douglas became a testing ground for the viability of conflicting ideals in a nation deeply divided. One of the most colorful and engaging episodes in American history, this series of debates is of enduring interest as an illuminating instance of the ever-recurring dilemma of self-government: what happens when the guiding principle of democracy, "popular sovereignty," confronts a principled stand against a "moral, social, and political evil"? The tragic answer in this case came three years later: civil war
Complete works of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

33 editions published between 1894 and 2010 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas in the senatorial campaign of 1858 in Illinois, together with certain preceding speeches of each at Chicago, Springfield, etc by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

26 editions published between 1894 and 1926 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Senatorial election of 1858 that Lincoln would lose propelled him to the Presidency in 1860 upon the widespread publication of these seven masterpieces of debate on the virtue of the republic and the evil of slavery
Lincoln in his own time : a biographical chronicle of his life, drawn from recollections, interviews, and memoirs by family, friends, and associates by Harold K Bush( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than any other American before or since, Abraham Lincoln had a way with words that has shaped our national idea of ourselves. Actively disliked and even vilified by many Americans for the vast majority of his career, this most studied, most storied, and most documented leader still stirs up controversy. Showing not only the development of a powerful mind but the ways in which our sixteenth president was perceived by equally brilliant American minds of a decidedly literary and political bent, Harold K. Bush's Lincoln in His Own Time provides some of the most significant contemporary
 
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Speeches and writings, 1859-1865 : speeches, letters, and miscellaneous writings, presidential messages and proclamations
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Â-pak-lâ-hón Lìm-khén

Abrahaam Liinken

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln 16. prezident Spojených štátov amerických

Abraham Lincoln 16. prezident Spojených států amerických

Abraham Lincoln 16. US-amerikanischer Präsident

Abraham Lincoln 16è president dels Estats Units d'Amèrica

Abraham Lincoln 16e président des États-Unis

Abraham Lincoln 16º Presidente degli Stati Uniti d'America

Abraham Lincoln 16º presidente dos Estados Unidos

Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States

Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States of America

Abraham Lincoln amerikai jogász, politikus, az Amerikai Egyesült Államok 16. elnöke (1861-1865)

Abraham Lincoln amerikansk præsident

Abraham Lincoln de 16de president van de Verenigde Staten

Abraham Lincoln decimosexto presidente de los Estados Unidos

Abraham Lincoln maika-16 a Presidente ti Estados Unidos iti Amerika

Abraham Lincoln político americano

Abraham Lincoln prezydent USA

Abraham Lincoln Tổng thống Hoa Kỳ (1861–1865)

Abraham Lincoln US-amerikanesche Politiker

Abraham Lincoln US-amerikanischer Präsident

Abraham Lincoln USAs 16. president

Abraham Lincoln Usona prezidento

Abraham Lincoln Yhdysvaltain 16. presidentti

Abrahams Lėnkuolns

Abrahams Linkolns

Abrahamus Lincoln sextus decimus Praeses Civitatum Foederatarum

Abraomas Linkolnas Amerikos prezidentas

Aperaamo Linikone

Avraam Linkoln

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Liṅkan, Abrahāṃ 1809-1865

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Linkan, ʼAbrehām 1809-1865

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Αβραάμ Λίνκολν 16ος πρόεδρος των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών Αμερικής

Абрагам Лінкальн

Абрагам Лінколн

Абрахам Линколн

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Авраам Линкольн 16-й президент США

Авраам Лінкольн 16-й президент США, перший президент від республіканської партії, визволитель американських рабів

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Аўраам Лінкальн

Ейбрахам Линкълн

Ейбрахам Линкълн 16-и президент на САЩ

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Линкольн, Авраам 1809-1865

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לינקאלן, אברהם 1809-1865

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לינקולן, אברהם 1809-1865

أبراهام لنكولن، 1809-1865

ابراهام لينكولن

أبراهام لينكون

آبراهام لینکلن

آبراهام لینکلن امریکای رییسجمهور بی‌یه

آبراهام لینکلن شانزدهمین رییس‌حمهور آمریکا

ابراہام لنکن

لنكلن، ابرهيم، 1809-1865

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আব্রাহাম লিংকন 16th President of the United States

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エイブラハム・リンカーン アメリカ合衆国の政治家

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The Lincoln-Douglas debates : the first complete, unexpurgated textAbraham Lincoln's Gettysburg address, illustratedThe Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858Abraham Lincoln: his speeches and writingsThe inaugural address, 2009Abe Lincoln laughing : humorous anecdotes from original sources by and about Abraham LincolnLincoln on warMore classics to read aloud to your children