Lincoln in His Own Words

by Milton Meltzer, Stephen Alcorn

Get to know one of the greatest presidents in American history, Abraham Lincoln, through his speeches, writings, and letters. Author Milton Meltzer provides historical context for Lincoln's words, and dramatic illustrations by Stephen Alcorn complete this handsome volume, now available in paperback.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9781328895745
  • ISBN-10: 1328895742
  • Pages: 240
  • Publication Date: 07/31/2018
  • Carton Quantity: 24
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  • About the Book
    Get to know one of the greatest presidents in American history, Abraham Lincoln, through his speeches, writings, and letters. Author Milton Meltzer provides historical context for Lincoln's words, and dramatic illustrations by Stephen Alcorn complete this handsome volume, now available in paperback. 

     

    A renowned orator and writer, Abraham Lincoln believed in speaking plainly so every American could understand the complicated issues affecting the country. His simple but elegant words are a testament to his unfailing dedication to the ideals of freedom, equality, and justice upon which America was founded. 

     

    In this comprehensive collection of Lincoln’s writings—from the Emancipation Proclamation to the compassionate and often humorous letters to family and friends—historian Milton Meltzer provides a rare personal glimpse into the life of the man behind the legendary words, with bold linocuts by illustrator Stephen Alcorn.

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    “Easily accessible . . . with a context specifically geared to those less knowledgeable about the historical period.” —The Bulletin 

     

    “Few students realize Lincoln’s contributions to our understanding of nationhood and freedom, and Meltzer’s analysis, based on solid historical scholarship, will help them see the scope of those contributions . . . A good addition to any library.” —School Library Journal 

     

    * “A splendid book.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review 

     

    “Meltzer gives Lincoln’s words rich historical context by framing them with the facts of his life. Alcorn’s powerful black-and-white . . . linoleum block prints have impact and majesty.” —Booklist 

     

    A Chicago Sun-Times Best Children's Book of the Century

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