Thursday, January 1, 2009

Lincoln in His Own Words

by Milton Meltzer and Stephen Alcorn

From the publisher:
A renowned orator and writer, Lincoln believed that he must speak plainly so that every American regardless of their level of education or literacy would understand the complicated issues affecting the country during his presidency. He overcame a very humble childhood to become our nation's sixteenth president and trailblazer in the fight to abolish slavery. In addition to the accomplishments of his lifetime, it is Lincoln's simple but eloquent words- in everything from the Emancipation Proclamation to compassionate and often humorous letters to family and friends- that are his legacy. They are proof of his unfailing dedication to the ideals of freedom, equality, and justice upon which America was founded.

In this comprehensive collection of Lincoln's writings, historian Milton Meltzer provides a rare personal glimpse into the life of the man behind the legendary words.

This book's exact release date is unknown but falls within this month.