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By Gordon Leidner

Greater than a hundred and forty years due to the fact his dying, the iconic legacy of an excellent president, an American luck tale, and the prestigious chief of the Civil battle maintains. Abraham Lincoln: costs, Quips, and Speeches captures the essence of the 16th president. as well as Lincoln's personal phrases, Gordon Leidner comprises insights into the fellow through those that knew him top, from his spouse, Mary Todd Lincoln, to his maximum political opponent, Stephen A. Douglas. quite a few photos upload to the allure and value of the e-book.

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11 Leonard ­Swett H H H I n all our rejoicings, let us neither express nor cherish any hard feelings toward any citizen who, by his vote, has differed with us. 12 I I I It is no pleasure to me to triumph over a­ nyone. indd 64 64 Abraham Lincoln � o man clothed with such vast power ever wielded it more tenderly and more forbearingly. 15 Schuyler Colfax, vice president in the first Ulysses S. Grant ­administration H H H I am naturally antislavery. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong. 16 I I I I am most happy to meet you [soldiers] on this occasion.

No man ever knew the common people better than he, or was closer in sympathy with them. Having sprung from the innumerable common throng, his heart never ceased to beat in sympathy with them. Besides, he was endowed with that best sense—common sense. 22 Judge Owen T.  . that very great responsibility rests upon me in the position to which the votes of the American people have called me. I am deeply sensible of that weighty responsibility.  . 25 I I I T he resources, advantages, and powers of the American people are very great, and they have, consequently succeeded to equally great responsibilities.

Indd 53 the people 53 �e [Lincoln] prized the suggestions of the un- sophisticated people more than what was called statecraft or political wisdom. 9 Joseph Gillespie, longtime friend and legal associate of ­Lincoln H H H It is, ­fellow-­citizens, for the whole American people, and not for one single man alone, to advance the great cause of the Union and the Constitution.  . 13 H H H � ut take men as a whole—I think he [Lin- coln] thought better of them than they deserve. indd 55 the people 55 �he trust which Abraham Lincoln had in him- self and in the people was surprising and grand, but it was also enlightened and well founded.

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