By Abraham Lincoln
Original 12 months of publication: 1989
Abraham Lincoln measured the promise—and cost—of American freedom in lucid and terribly relocating prose, well-known for its local wit, basic dignity of expressions, and certainly American taste. This quantity, with its significant other, Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writing 1859–1865, contains the main finished choice ever released. Over 240 speeches, letters, and drafts take Lincoln from rural legislation perform to nationwide prominence, and chart his emergence as an eloquent antislavery suggest and defender of the structure. incorporated are the entire Lincoln-Douglas debates, probably the main recognized disagreement in American political history.
Don E. Fehrenbacher (1920–1997), quantity editor, was once professor of heritage at Stanford college. He used to be the writer of numerous books, together with Prelude to Greatness: Lincoln within the 1850’s, The Dred Scott Case: Its value in American legislations and Politics, and Lincoln in textual content and Context.
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During our silent minute, I feel very close to Clara, Mrs. Rosenthal, Theo, Mrs. Hawkins, Miss Burke, and my mom. It’s as if we’re all sending up one prayer, a sort of family prayer to God. qxd 4/17/00 1:04 PM Page 53 JANUARY 9, 1942 Dear Diary, Miracles happen. On the way home from school, Johnny rode up alongside my bike. He didn’t say a thing, and neither did I. It was awkward, but fascinating because he kept riding alongside me all the way home. When I pulled into our driveway, he pulled in, too.
It was a photo of six servicemen on the deck of an aircraft carrier in the Paciﬁc. Though the men were in dark silhouette, one of them looked just like Dad! He was leaning against the ship railing exactly the same way Dad is in the photo beside my bed. ” I said, and a group gathered around me, including Maxine. qxd 4/17/00 1:04 PM Page 57 photo. She then looked at me with the same caring expression. “Tell your dad we’re all rooting for him, Maddie,” she said. I have to admit that was a really nice thing for her to say — especially since it’s been obvious lately that Johnny Vecchio is more mine than hers.
On the street, Clara and I cracked up laughing. ” I said, making Theo laugh, too. DECEMBER 29, 1941 Dear Diary, A storm’s coming. A hard, cold wind is blowing, making the windows rattle. Clara and Mom both have colds now, so they stayed away from dinner, along with Mrs. Rosenthal and Mrs. Hawkins. That left just me, Miss Burke, and Theo to slurp our cod soup together. While we were at the table, Miss Burke wondered aloud why the newspapers no longer print daily weather reports. “They don’t want to aid the enemy,” Theo muttered.