His Greatest Speeches: How Lincoln Moved the Nation
An expert analysis of Abraham Lincoln's three most powerful speeches reveals his rhetorical genius and his thoughts on our national character.
Abraham Lincoln, our greatest president, believed that our national character was defined by three key moments: the writing of the Constitution, our declaration of independence from England, and the beginning of slavery on the North American continent. His thoughts on these landmarks can be traced through three speeches: the Lyceum Address, the Gettysburg Address, and the Second Inaugural. The latter two are well-known, enshrined forever on the walls of the Lincoln Memorial. The former is much less familiar to most, written a quarter century before his presidency, when he was a 28 year-old Illinois state legislator.
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 8.47h x 5.72w x 0.92d
Publishers Weekly 09/06/2021
Library Journal 11/01/2021 pg. 96
About the Author
Diana Schaub is a professor of political science at Loyola University Maryland and a Visiting Scholar at AEI. She was a member of the President's Council on Bioethics from 2004-2009. A recipient of the Richard M. Weaver Prize for Scholarly Letters, she is the author of Erotic Liberalism, contributing editor of The New Atlantis, and part of the National Affairs publication committee. She writes for The Claremont Review of Books, and serves on the board of directors of the Abraham Lincoln Institute.