The Eloquent President

The Eloquent President

A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words

Book - 2005
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Historian Ronald White examines Lincoln's astonishing oratory and explores his growth as a leader, a communicator, and a man of deepening spiritual conviction. Examining a different speech, address, or public letter in each chapter, White tracks the evolution of Lincoln's rhetoric from the measured, lawyerly tones of the First Inaugural to the haunting, immortal poetry of the Gettysburg Address. As a speaker who appealed not to intellect alone, but also to the hearts and souls of citizens, Lincoln persuaded the nation to follow him during the darkest years of the Civil War. Through the speeches and what surrounded them, we see the full sweep and meaning of the Lincoln presidency.--Publisher
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400061198
1400061199
Characteristics: xxiii, 448 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm

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