THE PORTABLE ABRAHAM LINCOLN BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN EDITED AND INTRODUCED BY ANDREW DELBANCO

THE PORTABLE ABRAHAM LINCOLN
THE PORTABLE ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Item# ISBN 978-0143105640
$18.00

This abbreviated edition of Lincoln speeches, letters, and notes brings the man ready to hand. Drawn from the fuller Library of America collection (1989), this collection shows Lincoln at work in law, politics, and war. All the great Lincoln works are here, with the added bonus of several personal memos that show Lincoln's humor. Reviled in life but revered in death, Lincoln has become the singlemost important American public writer: his words recalling those "mystic chords of memory" that bind Americans to the Declaration of Independence as the seedbed for all definitions of freedom ring true today in a post-Cold War World. Larger libraries will prefer the fuller Lincoln editions for their shelves, and general readers will find much the same fare in the recent collection, Lincoln on Democracy, compiled by Mario Cuomo, but Delbanco's intelligent selection will also help us "get right with Lincoln" and appreciate how the prairie lawyer became the poet of American democracy. Paperback 400 pages