Lincoln in His Own Words

Lincoln in His Own Words

Meltzer, Milton
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Get to know one of the greatest presidents in American history, Abraham Lincoln, through his speeches, writings, and letters. Author Milton Meltzer provides historical context for Lincoln's words, and dramatic illustrations by Stephen Alcorn complete this handsome volume, now available in paperback.

A renowned orator and writer, Abraham Lincoln believed in speaking plainly so every American could understand the complicated issues affecting the country. His simple but elegant words are a testament to his unfailing dedication to the ideals of freedom, equality, and justice upon which America was founded.

In this comprehensive collection of Lincoln’s writings—from the Emancipation Proclamation to the compassionate and often humorous letters to family and friends—historian Milton Meltzer provides a rare personal glimpse into the life of the man behind the legendary words, with bold linocuts by illustrator Stephen Alcorn.

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Harcourt (July 31, 2018)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1328895745