Of the People, by the People, for the People and Other Quotations from Abraham Lincoln

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Of the People, By the People, For the People captures the best of Lincoln's thought, bringing readers closer to the quintessential man than any history or biography can. Unforgettable lines and memorable thoughts from speeches, debates, and other public statements make up this book; little-known sayings from his voluminous body of private letters, drafts, and fragments, and even some previously uncollected writings, also serve as the gateway to Lincoln's brilliance and insight.
This collection also contains the full text of three of Lincoln's most celebrated speeches: the Farewell to Springfield, Illinois, his hometown; the Gettysburg Address; and the second inaugural address of 1865.
 

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Contents

Alcohol and Alcoholism
3
Discoveries 39
8
Autographs
9
Dishonesty 40
16
Capital
17
Clarity
23
Compromise
25
Governments
31
Obstinacy
95
Perspective
101
Politics and Money
107
Printing
112
Punishment
118
Beard 10
123
Reason and Authority
124
Men and Measures 86
130

Determination
37
Freedom
53
Gingerbread
59
Handwriting
76
Banks
89
Tariff Protection
143
Thought
145
Understanding
156
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About the author (1996)

Edward D. berkowitz is professor of history and public policy and public administration at George Washington University. He is the author of eight books and the editor of three collections. During the seventies he served as a staff member of the President's Commission for a National Agenda, helping President Carter plan for a second term that never came to be.

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