The Lincoln Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Legacy from 1860 to Now (Hardcover)

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By Harold Holzer (Editor)
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From Emerson to Churchill, from 1860 through the 20th century, an extraordinary and unique treasury of reflective essays that should be essential to any real student of Lincoln. Read Tolstoy (page 386) for starters. — Bill Lewis


Abraham Lincoln has achieved an unrivaled preeminence in American history, culture, and myth. Here, for the bicentennial of his birth, Lincoln and his enduring legacy are the focus of nearly 100 major authors and important historical figures from his time to the present. Edited by celebrated Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, this collection gathers fascinating writing from a variety of genres to illuminate the Lincoln we know and revere. It enables readers to rediscover Lincoln anew through the eyes of some of our greatest writers, including Winston Churchill, Frederick Douglass, Ralph Waldo Emerson, U. S. Grant, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Victor Hugo, Henrik Ibsen, Karl Marx, Herman Melville, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, Gore Vidal, Booker T. Washington, H. G. Wells, Walt Whitman, Garry Wills, and many others. "The Lincoln Anthology" includes illustrations and a detailed chronology of Lincoln's life.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781598530339
ISBN-10: 159853033X
Publisher: Library of America
Publication Date: January 1st, 2009
Pages: 800
Language: English
Series: Library of America