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Lincoln's Sword The Presidency and the Power of Words

ISBN-10: 1400032636

ISBN-13: 9781400032631

Edition: N/A

Authors: Douglas L. Wilson

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Widely considered in his own time as a genial but provincial lightweight who was out of place in the presidency, Abraham Lincoln astonished his allies and confounded his adversaries by producing a series of speeches and public letters so provocative that they helped revolutionize public opinion on such critical issues as civil liberties, the use of black soldiers, and the emancipation of slaves. This is a brilliant and unprecedented examination of how Lincoln used the power of words to not only build his political career but to keep the country united during the Civil War.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Prologue
Springfield Farewell
A Long Foreground
A Custom as Old as the Government
The Message of July 4, 1861
Proclaiming Emancipation
Public Opinion
Rising with Each New Effort
The Gettysburg Address
A Truth That Needed to Be Told
Epilogue: A Notable Elevation of Thought
Lincoln's Postdelivery Revisions of the Gettysburg Address
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index