He never joined any church, and was a skeptic as a young man and sometimes ridiculed revivalists. Schoolchildren can recite the life story of lincoln, the westerner who educated himself and became a self made man, rising from lawyer to leader of the new republican party before becoming the 16th president of the united states. Abraham lincoln in the writings of lerone bennett jr. Thus he wrote his name upon the books of history with the title dearest to his heart, the liberator of the slave. It is true, the great proclamation, which stamped the war as one. Lincoln was certainly a very poor hater, recalled friend leonard swett. Discount prices on books by abraham lincoln, including titles like the lincolndouglas debates dover thrift editions. By the same token, biographical reminiscences of lincoln, some written long.
Typically for that time, lincoln mastered the books by memorizing them. The life and writings of abraham lincoln modern library 9780679603290. Download the entire writings of lincoln pdf file size. He studied and nearly mastered the six books of euclid since he was a member of. Immediately after lincolns reelection to the presidency, in an offhand speech, delivered in response to a serenade by some of his admirers on the evening of november 10, 1864, he spoke as follows. Abraham lincoln books list of books by abraham lincoln. Readers will follow lincolns transformation from an outgoing but naive country lawyer to an outspoken politician and finally to an embattled wartime president, full of conviction and determination. A pulitzer prizewinning account by our greatest political writer of how lincoln wrote the 272 words that has become our countrys most important document since. Thats just one of many ive learned after i read this collection of the presidents all public speeches and writings.
I do not understand his declaration that he cares not whether slavery be voted down or voted up, to be intended by him other than as an apt definition of the policy. Lincoln is the best biography of lincoln since david donalds lincoln 1995. This bibliography of abraham lincoln is a comprehensive list of written and published works about or by abraham lincoln, 16th president of the united states. He would have started at the beginning, with definitionsa noun is the name of any person, place, or thing. Abraham lincoln the writer by abraham lincoln scholastic. Noted lincoln scholar and lecturer harold holzer gathers abraham lincoln s greatest writings from his early rhymes composed when he was about sixteen to his speech to indiana soldiers delivered less than a month before his deathand illustrates them with poignant archival blackandwhite photographs and prints.
Lincoln is an amazing writer, when he wants to be, as some of his letters and written speeches prove. Best books about abraham lincoln its the lincoln birth bicentennial. The writings of john adams, thomas jefferson, james madison, john quincy adams, abraham lincoln, theodore roosevelt, woodrow wilson. This volume, along with its companion, abraham lincoln. He never did more in the way of writing than to bunglingly write his own name. Lincoln grew up in a highly religious baptist family. In many respects it is better than donalds biography, because it has incorporated the scholarship of the past fourteen years and is written in a fluent style that will appeal to a large range of general readers as well as lincoln aficionados. In terms of primary sources containing lincoln s letters and writings, scholars rely on the collected works of abraham lincoln, edited by roy basler, and others. It has long been a grave question whether any government not too. If you wish to learn about the man who led the north during the american civil war and issued the emancipation proclamation in 1862 then you are not going to be restricted by choice.
It was also wellknown that lincoln wrote very few letters, and that hay had said that he himself authored most letters the 16th president sent. Abraham lincoln speeches and writings 5 he wants is a fair vote for the people, and that he cares not whether slavery be voted down or voted up. In the spring of 1846 abraham lincoln sent some poetry to his friend andrew johnston, and on september 6 enclosed additional stanzas with his letter. The emancipation proclamation was written by abraham lincoln and signed into law on january 1, 1863. If you enjoy history and are an abraham lincoln fan, this is the series for you. Lincolns philosophies of politics, law and society reflect in his book. Abraham lincolns emotions ran high during portions of the civil war, suggests a newly documented letter, written by the former u. Lincoln had been waiting for a union victory he felt would give him political clout to issue a proclamation freeing slaves, and turning back a confederate invasion of the north at antietam in september 1862 provided the desired circumstances. Abraham lincoln has 650 books on goodreads with 39228 ratings. Lincolns own words letters, speeches, writings lincoln quotations various quotations lincoln on education lincoln on lawyers lincoln on military tributes lincoln on perseverance lincoln on preserving liberty lincoln on religious faith lincoln on slavery lincoln document projects collected works of abraham lincoln library of congress. People may have written a lot of books about abraham lincoln, but no one has written the book that i wrote. The complete papers and writings of abraham lincoln by. At lincolns request, johnston published portions of the poetry anonymously in. He is a fellow at the huntington library and a visiting professor of.
Thus his testimony that he possessed this or that book that lincoln previously. Speeches and writings 18321858, comprises the most comprehensive selection ever published. Lincoln attended protestant church services with his wife and. What abraham lincoln readan evaluative and annotated list. Another nice factor is that you may download this for free from as many of the classics are free. He had been told that she had lost five sons to the thenongoing civil war. Abraham lincoln 18091865 is one of the most famous americans in history and one of the countrys most revered presidents. Selected speeches and writings and it was written by abraham lincoln, gore vidal introduction.
The entire writings of lincoln by abraham lincoln its easy to link to paragraphs in the full text archive if this page contains some material that you want to link to but you dont want your visitors to have to scroll down the whole page just hover your mouse over the relevent paragraph and click the bookmark icon that appears to the left of it. List of books and articles about abraham lincoln online. The writings of abraham lincoln biographical eighth volume by noah brooks omitted, by abraham lincoln, ed. Abraham lincoln books list of books by author abraham lincoln. The 25 best books about abraham lincoln at least 15,000 books have been written about abraham lincoln, the 16th president of the united states. See all books authored by abraham lincoln, including speeches and writings 18591865, and speeches and writings. By bringing these works together into a single anthology, this book shows that lincoln deserves to be counted among the great political philosophers. Abraham lincoln wrote three autobiographies in a twoyear period. Abraham lincoln books list of books by author abraham. I appreciate having them all handy in one location which makes it nice referencewise. At lincoln s request, johnston published portions of the poetry anonymously in the quincy, illinois whig on may 5, 1847. Abraham lincoln was the greatest writer of the civil war as well as its.
Over 550 speeches, messages, proclamations, letters, and other writingsincluding the inaugural and gettysburg addresses and the moving condolence letter to mrs. He provides a vivid biography and concise introduction to each section. The famed bixby letter as it is called, eloquently consoles a mother thought to have lost five sons in the civil war. Abraham lincolns character and beliefs are evident in his writings. Interviewed on cbss 60 minutes sunday night, obama named one author when asked what he was currently reading. Poetry written by abraham lincoln springfield, illinois. The secret of abraham lincolns success as a writer.
American president, american democracy and freedom leader abraham lincolns speechs and writings, 18321858, about 900 pages, describes the history of america in 19. Six of the top recent books on abraham lincoln american. The entire writings of lincoln by abraham lincoln full. Ward hill lamon in 1872 published a biography of lincoln based on. Books by abraham lincoln author of the gettysburg address. The life and writings of abraham lincoln by abraham lincoln. See all books authored by abraham lincoln, including speeches and writings 18591865, and speeches and writings 18321858, and more on. He frequently referred to god and had a deep knowledge of the bible, often quoting it. Barr in april 2003, one hundred thirtyeight years after he first visited the capital of the confederacy, abraham lincoln still haunted richmond, virginia. This is a great collection of the writings of abraham lincoln. Noted lincoln scholar and lecturer harold holzer gathers abraham lincolns greatest writingsfrom his early rhymes composed when he was about sixteen to his speech to indiana soldiers delivered less than a month before his deathand illustrates them with poignant archival blackandwhite photographs and prints.
But he undertakes an unparalleled analysis of lincoln the creative writer, digging more widely and deeply than any of his predecessors in examining lincolns writings from early notebook jottings and poems, to love letters and legal briefs, to the masterful presidential speeches and writings that are a significant part of american literature. Lincoln is also in the limelight, because one of his famous letters was found in a texas museum. In terms of primary sources containing lincolns letters and writings, scholars rely on the collected works of abraham lincoln, edited by roy basler, and others. Further, hay kept copies of the bixby letter in scrapbooks full of his own writings and had reportedly told several other people that he. The eloquent president and lincolns greatest speech, a new york times notable book. The papers and writings of abraham lincoln, volumes 17.
I n november of 1864, a woman named lydia bixby received a letter from president abraham lincoln. Written by the pulitzer prizewinning author of lincoln, a 1995 biography, this collection of 12 essays takes a fresh look at lincolns legacy and. The occasion was the dedication of a sculpture depicting lincoln and his son tad seated on a bench outside richmonds tre. Abraham lincoln, the railsplitter, the western country lawyer, was one of the shrewdest and most enlightened men of the world, and he had all the practical qualities which enable such a man to guide his countrymen. So the president was called abram lincoln like abraham was actually abram until he changed his name according to the genesis. The elegant writing style of abraham lincoln lingua franca. Rated best of the web by neh edsitement, this site features 150 of abraham lincolns most teachable documents organized around five major themes. Abraham lincoln, the greatest of all american presidents, left us a vast legacy of writings, some of which are among the most famous in our. The religious views of abraham lincoln are a matter of interest among scholars and the public.
Lists of the essential lincoln books have been published, and one renowned lincoln scholar has even suggested that a book be written on the worst. Collected here are numerous documents written by abraham lincoln from 1832 to 1865, over the course of his long career as a lawyer, statesman, and president of the united states. It only includes writings by lincoln, and omits incoming correspondence. So many books have been written about him, its time to list the best. Fehrenbacher the library of america in its reissue of american literary classicshas been the most satisfying and, i suspect, the most lasting publishing event of my lifetime. A pulitzer prizewinning account by our greatest political writer of how lincoln wrote the 272 words that has become our countrys most important document since the writings of the founding fathers.726 1393 506 241 265 408 676 1373 186 60 1089 1407 1078 1361 437 411 826 1516 1016 746 792 727 1044 728 251 1535 184 869 1477 995 229 743 234 524 253 1083 1364 217 140 125