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Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865

Works: 21,065 works in 36,286 publications in 17 languages and 1,024,119 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Sources  Quotations  Anecdotes  Records and correspondence  Biographies  Archives  Comic books, strips, etc 
Subject Headings: Lawyers 
Roles: Author, Signer, Dedicatee, Correspondent, Editor, Librettist, Recipient, Former owner, Attributed name, Other, Lyricist
Classifications: E457.92, B
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Speeches and writings, 1859-1865 : speeches, letters, and miscellaneous writings, presidential messages and proclamations by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

39 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1918 and 2014 in English and held by 2,086 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 )

13 editions published between 1948 and 1969 in English and held by 1,442 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
Lincoln; his words and his world by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

3 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and held by 1,312 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 )

13 editions published between 1908 and 2008 in English and held by 1,254 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
The living Lincoln: the man, his mind, his times, and the war he fought, reconstructed from his own writings by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

4 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lincoln Encyclopedia : the spoken and written words of A. Lincoln arranged for ready reference by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

6 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spoken and written words of Lincoln arranged for ready reference. Compiled and ed. by A.H. Shaw
The inaugural address, 2009 by Barack Obama( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 900 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."
This fiery trial : the speeches and writings of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abe Lincoln laughing : humorous anecdotes from original sources by and about Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of his anecdotes with notes and sources
A treasury of Lincoln quotations by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprises only the words of Lincoln, words proven authentic by modern scholarship, words written in Lincoln's own hand, spoken and verified by him, or newspaper accounts of speeches, edited by Lincoln
Lincoln on war by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 734 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 712 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 )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold Holzer, the editor of Dear Mr. Lincoln: Letters to the President, dips once again into Lincoln's bulging mailbag to assemble and annotate a volume of letters, many of them never before published, that the American people wrote to their president during the Civil War - correspondence that offered praise, criticism, advice, threats, abuse, and appeals for help and for special favors from men and women throughout the country. Significantly, this collection may be more representative of the mood of the country at the time than Lincoln might have known; it includes letters from black Americans, originally routed to the War Department's Colored Troops Bureau, that Lincoln never saw
The Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

9 editions published between 1908 and 1911 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Future U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) and American politician Stephen Arnold Douglas (1813-1861) debated seven times during the 1858 campaign for a senate seat from Illinois. Lincoln lost the 1858 election, but defeated Douglas in the 1860 campaign for the presidency. The site features a list of the locations of the debates
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 )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 128 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
Oration of Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of the Gettysburg national military cemetery, November 19, 1863 by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

4 editions published between 1863 and 1959 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln; the war years by Carl Sandburg( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in Russian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These volumes complete the biography of Lincoln which the author began in "The prairie years." It covers the years from 1861 until Lincoln's death. Contains many illustrations including cuts of cartoons, letters and documents
Complete works of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

2 editions published between 1904 and 1905 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Speeches and writings, 1859-1865 : speeches, letters, and miscellaneous writings, presidential messages and proclamations
Alternative Names
Lin-kʻen, 1809-1865

Lincoln, A. (Abraham), 1809-1865

Lincoln, Abe, 1809-1865

Lingkʻŏn, 1809-1865

Liṅkan, Abrahāṃ, 1809-1865

Linkan, ʼAbrehām, 1809-1865

Liṅkan, Ēbrāhaṃ, 1809-1865

Linken, 1809-1865

Linkolʹn, Avraam, 1809-1865

Linkŭln, Abrakham, 1809-1865

Linkūln, Ibrāhīm, 1809-1865

לינקאלין, 1865־1809

לינקאלן, אייברעהעם, 1809-1865

לינקאלן, אייברעהעם, 9081־5681

לינקולן, אברהם

林肯, 1809-1865

The Lincoln-Douglas debates : the first complete, unexpurgated textThe Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858The inaugural address, 2009This fiery trial : the speeches and writings of Abraham LincolnAbe Lincoln laughing : humorous anecdotes from original sources by and about Abraham LincolnPolitical debates between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, in the celebrated campaign of 1858, in Illinois : including the preceding speeches of each, at Chicago, Springfield, etc. : also, the two great speeches of Mr. Lincoln in Ohio, in 1859, as carefully prepared by the reporters of each party, and published at the times of their deliveryLincoln on warMore classics to read aloud to your children