By Carol Kelly-Gangi
Abraham Lincoln: His crucial Wisdom gathers countless numbers of quotations from Lincoln's letters, speeches, and different writings. the choices are prepared in different types that mirror the levels of Lincoln's life—from his early years at the frontiers of Kentucky and Indiana via his upward push to prominence in legislations and politics in Illinois to his presidency.
In early love letters, Lincoln unearths his hope for household tranquility. In impassioned communications with pals he assaults the establishment of slavery and its additional extension. In telegrams to his generals, his political savvy is published in language that's either diplomatic and to the purpose. In letters to his spouse, he proves to be a calming husband, in addition to a doting father to his "dear rascals." The booklet additionally comprises the complete textual content of such landmark speeches because the Gettysburg tackle and the second one Inaugural deal with, within which Lincoln's phrases gave wish and solace to a country torn apart.
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Lincoln’s response to John L. Scripps of the Chicago Tribune when asked for material to be used in a campaign biography, from Herndon’s Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life by William H. Herndon and Jesse W. Weik Good boys who to their books apply Will all be great men by and by. —Doggerel penned by Lincoln as a youngster for his friend Joseph C. Richardson, from The Hidden Lincoln: From the Letters and Papers of William H. Herndon edited by Emanuel Hertz Abraham Lincoln, His hand and pen, He will be good, But God knows when.
It became an immediate best-seller. So it was, that within sixteen months of losing the Senate race, Lincoln was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate. The challenges and seemingly insurmountable odds that Lincoln faced in politics he also faced regularly in other areas of his life. His impoverished beginnings and his family’s struggle for survival from their meager crops marked his earliest years. Then, at the age of nine, Lincoln lost his beloved mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln. His father, Thomas, remarried a widow with three children, Sarah Bush Johnston, a year later.
Here my children have been born, and one is buried. I now leave, not knowing when, or whether ever, I may return, with a task before me greater than that which rested upon Washington. Without the assistance of that Divine Being, who ever attended him, I cannot succeed. With that assistance, I cannot fail. Trusting in Him, who can go with me, and remain with you and be every where for good, let us confidently hope that all will yet be well. To His care commending you, as I hope in your prayers you will commend me, I bid you an affectionate farewell.
Abraham Lincoln. His Essential Wisdom by Carol Kelly-Gangi