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The eloquent president : a portrait of Lincoln through his words, Ronald C. White, Jr

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The eloquent president : a portrait of Lincoln through his words
Title
The eloquent president
Title remainder
a portrait of Lincoln through his words
Statement of responsibility
Ronald C. White, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Ronald C.
Dewey number
973.7/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.2
LC item number
.W6155 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Speeches, addresses, etc., American
  • American letters
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Presidents
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • United States
  • Eloquence
  • Rhetoric
Label
The eloquent president : a portrait of Lincoln through his words, Ronald C. White, Jr
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [403]-421) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"With a task before me greater than ... Washington" : farewell address at Springfield, February 11, 1861 -- "This, his almost chosen people" : speeches and remarks train trip from Springfield to Washington, February 11-23, 1861 -- "The mystic chords of memory" : first inaugural address, March 4, 1861-- "This is ... a people's contest" : message to Congress in special session, July 4, 1861-- My paramount object in this struggle" : reply to Horace Greeley, August 22, 1862 -- "God wills this contest" : meditation on the divine will, September 2 , 1862 -- "We cannot escape history" : annual message to Congress, December 1, 1862 -- "You say you will not fight to free Negroes" : letter to the rally at Springfield, August 26, 1863 -- "This nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom" : Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863 -- "I claim not to have controlled events" : little speech" to Albert Hodges, April 4, 1864 -- With malice toward none: with charity for all." (second inaugural address, March 4, 1865
Control code
ocm55286470
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 448 pages
Isbn
9781400061198
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004050766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • 780112
  • (Sirsi) o55286470
Label
The eloquent president : a portrait of Lincoln through his words, Ronald C. White, Jr
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [403]-421) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"With a task before me greater than ... Washington" : farewell address at Springfield, February 11, 1861 -- "This, his almost chosen people" : speeches and remarks train trip from Springfield to Washington, February 11-23, 1861 -- "The mystic chords of memory" : first inaugural address, March 4, 1861-- "This is ... a people's contest" : message to Congress in special session, July 4, 1861-- My paramount object in this struggle" : reply to Horace Greeley, August 22, 1862 -- "God wills this contest" : meditation on the divine will, September 2 , 1862 -- "We cannot escape history" : annual message to Congress, December 1, 1862 -- "You say you will not fight to free Negroes" : letter to the rally at Springfield, August 26, 1863 -- "This nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom" : Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863 -- "I claim not to have controlled events" : little speech" to Albert Hodges, April 4, 1864 -- With malice toward none: with charity for all." (second inaugural address, March 4, 1865
Control code
ocm55286470
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 448 pages
Isbn
9781400061198
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004050766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • 780112
  • (Sirsi) o55286470

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