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By Carol Kelly-Gangi

Abraham Lincoln: His crucial Wisdom gathers hundreds and hundreds of quotations from Lincoln's letters, speeches, and different writings. the choices are prepared in different types that replicate the phases of Lincoln's life—from his early years at the frontiers of Kentucky and Indiana via his upward thrust to prominence in legislation and politics in Illinois to his presidency.

In early love letters, Lincoln unearths his wish for family tranquility. In impassioned communications with associates he assaults the establishment of slavery and its additional extension. In telegrams to his generals, his political savvy is printed in language that's either diplomatic and to the purpose. In letters to his spouse, he proves to be a relaxing husband, in addition to a doting father to his "dear rascals." The e-book additionally contains the whole textual content of such landmark speeches because the Gettysburg deal with and the second one Inaugural handle, during which Lincoln's phrases gave wish and solace to a kingdom torn apart.

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Speed, referring to his broken engagement with Mary Todd, March 1842 Nothing new here, except my marrying, which to me, is matter of profound wonder. —Closing remark in letter to Samuel D. Marshall, November 11, 1842 – Politics – Fellow-Citizens: I presume you all know who I am. I am humble Abraham Lincoln. I have been solicited by many friends to become a candidate for the Legislature. My politics are short and sweet, like the old woman’s dance. I am in favor of a national bank. I am in favor of the internal improvement system, and a high protective tariff.

First Political Speech, Pappsville, Illinois, March 1832. Lincoln, aged 23, did not win the election; it was the only time he was ever defeated by popular vote. Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. How far I shall succeed in gratifying this ambition, is yet to be developed. I am young and unknown to many of you. I was born and have ever remained in the most humble walks of life.

All dreaded it—all sought to avert it. While the inaugural address was being delivered from this place, devoted altogether to saving the Union without war, insurgent agents were in the city seeking to destroy it without war—seeking to dissolve the Union, and divide effects, by negotiation. Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came. One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the Southern part of it.

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