The writings, letters, legal arguments, and personal thoughts of "the Great Emancipator," Abraham Lincoln, are presented in this luxurious collection for the Lincoln and American history enthusiast. It features 36 pieces, including his renowned speeches like The Gettysburg Address and his Inaugural addresses, as well as extensive examples of his important though lesser-known writings. Examples of his wit and wisdom from private memoranda are also included; and throughout, dozens of photographs, political cartoons, and other documents of the era and portraits of the time that throw light on the events of his life.
The collection's introduction is a 24-page biography of Lincoln, with highlights of his life; each piece in the collection also includes a brief introduction, giving the work its context in Lincoln's personal life, and in his legal and political careers. An extensive bibliography and index are included.
Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) was an American statesman, politician and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was a trusted member of President Washington's first cabinet and played a key role in defending and ratifying the U.S. Constitution.
James Madison (1751-1836) was Americas fourth president, serving in office from 1809 to 1817. He wrote the first drafts of the U.S. Constitution and established the Democrat Republican Party alongside Thomas Jefferson.
John Jay (1745-1829) was a Founding Father and Abolitionist. He helped negotiate the Treaty of Paris of 1783, which ended the American Revolution and won British recognition of American independence.
Pub Date: 2016
Format: Slipcase; Hardback with bw illus.
Size: 6.25 x 9.50 inches