This deluxe silkbound treasury brings together Abraham Lincoln's greatest writings and reflections, presented in stunning Union-blue with gold-foil embossing and a decorative slip-case.The writings, letters, legal arguments, and personal thoughts of the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln, are presented in this luxurious collection for the Lincoln and American history enthusiast. It features 36 pieces, including his renowned speeches like The Gettysburg Address and his Inaugural addresses, as well as extensive examples of his important though lesser-known writings. Examples of his wit and wisdom from private memoranda are also included; and throughout, dozens of photographs, political cartoons, and other documents of the era and portraits of the time that throw light on the events of his life. The collection's introduction is a 24-page biography of Lincoln, with highlights of his life; each piece in the collection also includes a brief introduction, giving the work its context in Lincoln's personal life, and in his legal and political careers. An extensive bibliography and index are included. The perfect gift for those who still marvel at Lincoln's rhetorical skill, and for those wanting to learn more about Lincoln's writings over his lifetime, Abraham Lincoln: Writings and Reflections is a wonderful tribute to the lawyer and politician who rose from hardscrabble conditions in a Kentucky log cabin to the presidency of the United States.