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How is this book unique? Original & Unabridged Edition Tablet and e-reader formatted Short Biography is also included 15 Illustrations are included One of the best books to read Best fiction books of all time Bestselling Novel Classic historical fiction books "[...]a ruler, have been mainly due to the good sense, the good-humor, the sagacity, the lar How is this book unique? Original & Unabridged Edition Tablet and e-reader formatted Short Biography is also included 15 Illustrations are included One of the best books to read Best fiction books of all time Bestselling Novel Classic historical fiction books "[...]a ruler, have been mainly due to the good sense, the good-humor, the sagacity, the large-mindedness, and the unselfish honesty of the unknown man whom a blind fortune, as it seemed, had lifted from the crowd to the most dangerous and difficult eminence of modern times. It is by presence of mind in untried emergencies that the native metal of a man is tested; it is by the sagacity to see, and the fearless honesty to admit, whatever of truth there may be in an adverse opinion, in order more convincingly to expose the fallacy that lurks behind it, that a reasoner at length gains for his mere statement of a fact the force of argument; it is by a wise forecast which allows hostile combinations to go so far as by the inevitable reaction to become elements of his own power, that a politician proves his genius for state-craft; and especially it is by so gently guiding public sentiment that he seems to follow it, by so yielding doubtful points that he can be firm without seeming obstinate in essential ones, and thus gain the advantages of compromise without the weakness of concession; by so instinctively comprehending the temper and prejudices of a people as to make them gradually conscious of the superior wisdom of his freedom from temper and prejudice,—it is by qualities such as these that a magistrate shows himself worthy to be chief in a commonwealth of freemen. And it is for qualities such as these that we firmly[...]".


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How is this book unique? Original & Unabridged Edition Tablet and e-reader formatted Short Biography is also included 15 Illustrations are included One of the best books to read Best fiction books of all time Bestselling Novel Classic historical fiction books "[...]a ruler, have been mainly due to the good sense, the good-humor, the sagacity, the lar How is this book unique? Original & Unabridged Edition Tablet and e-reader formatted Short Biography is also included 15 Illustrations are included One of the best books to read Best fiction books of all time Bestselling Novel Classic historical fiction books "[...]a ruler, have been mainly due to the good sense, the good-humor, the sagacity, the large-mindedness, and the unselfish honesty of the unknown man whom a blind fortune, as it seemed, had lifted from the crowd to the most dangerous and difficult eminence of modern times. It is by presence of mind in untried emergencies that the native metal of a man is tested; it is by the sagacity to see, and the fearless honesty to admit, whatever of truth there may be in an adverse opinion, in order more convincingly to expose the fallacy that lurks behind it, that a reasoner at length gains for his mere statement of a fact the force of argument; it is by a wise forecast which allows hostile combinations to go so far as by the inevitable reaction to become elements of his own power, that a politician proves his genius for state-craft; and especially it is by so gently guiding public sentiment that he seems to follow it, by so yielding doubtful points that he can be firm without seeming obstinate in essential ones, and thus gain the advantages of compromise without the weakness of concession; by so instinctively comprehending the temper and prejudices of a people as to make them gradually conscious of the superior wisdom of his freedom from temper and prejudice,—it is by qualities such as these that a magistrate shows himself worthy to be chief in a commonwealth of freemen. And it is for qualities such as these that we firmly[...]".

30 review for Abraham Lincoln: By Author - Illustrated (Comes with a Free Audiobook)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Joseph

    A 3 rating is probably fair. It was very long and very detailed on the life of Lincoln. I already read a couple books on him, so I knew most of the stuff and skipped those setions of it. There were a lot of quotes from him that made the book interesting. He just seemed like such a great person to know and his comments on things are great.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Miles Smith

    I've classified Lowell's "Abraham Lincoln" as both a biography and a memoir. I've given it four stars: its a fascinating work, but wordiness hindered Lowell's writing; normally I might have given it only two or three stars . Its an important work however because of the ideological formulations Lowell uses to justify Lincoln's actions as president and the Union war effort. For example, Lowell concedes that Lincoln exercised supreme power and hearkened him to something of a Roman dictator or tribu I've classified Lowell's "Abraham Lincoln" as both a biography and a memoir. I've given it four stars: its a fascinating work, but wordiness hindered Lowell's writing; normally I might have given it only two or three stars . Its an important work however because of the ideological formulations Lowell uses to justify Lincoln's actions as president and the Union war effort. For example, Lowell concedes that Lincoln exercised supreme power and hearkened him to something of a Roman dictator or tribune. He concedes that nationalistic paradigm which drove Lincoln and some Republicans in the 1850s. He also flirts with blasphemy by construing Lincoln as a second (or third?) Adamic figure birthed untainted from the soil of North America.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Aaron

    Most of the reviews on here fail to address the key element of this work - it is neither biography nor life review. It more properly fits into the realm of an essay. I could not find when, exactly, Lowell wrote this work, but it must have been between 1865 (Lincoln's death, reference in the last paragraph) and 1891 (the year of Lowell's death). Lowell's thesis is simply that Lincoln was the perfect man for his time. Another man might have erred on the side of demagoguery, sacrificing the Union on Most of the reviews on here fail to address the key element of this work - it is neither biography nor life review. It more properly fits into the realm of an essay. I could not find when, exactly, Lowell wrote this work, but it must have been between 1865 (Lincoln's death, reference in the last paragraph) and 1891 (the year of Lowell's death). Lowell's thesis is simply that Lincoln was the perfect man for his time. Another man might have erred on the side of demagoguery, sacrificing the Union on the altar of his personal vendettas (a lesson that could well have been used in the 2013 political crisis that led to a government shutdown). Another man might have allowed the South to leave, forever fracturing the Union and proving that the nation "of the people, by the people, and for the people" could not "long endure." Lincoln, in Lowell's opinion, was the perfect man for his time. Those who complain about Lowell's writing style should know that he was a poet, a professor of literature at Harvard, and eventually an ambassador. He writes with all the grandiloquence that one would expect, given his background and era. The tone is unabashedly adulatory, as one might expect from a poet. In short, those wanting to know about the life of Abraham Lincoln will leave disappointed, but those who are interested in an opinion of Lincoln from a contemporary will have a lot to gain from this short work.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ralu

    A Romantic Writing A romantic tale of the events, written at the time after Abraham Lincoln's death. Not particularly his biography. Suitable if you're doing research on that period of time. A Romantic Writing A romantic tale of the events, written at the time after Abraham Lincoln's death. Not particularly his biography. Suitable if you're doing research on that period of time.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ralph Wechuli

    A man who drove the entire nation to shed tears at his death... Great ruler indeed...

  6. 5 out of 5

    Prabhat sharma

    The Books is about the time when Abraham Lincoln was the President - war with southern states was continuing and the issue down with slavery was to be incorporated in the Constitution. Lincoln watched the situation carefully and decided at the proper time. The rest is history. The book is of historical importance and source book for research purpose.

  7. 4 out of 5

    David Withee

    Written back then Interesting however written back in the day of Lincoln. Many definitions were not in today's dictionary. Still very interesting . Written back then Interesting however written back in the day of Lincoln. Many definitions were not in today's dictionary. Still very interesting .

  8. 4 out of 5

    D Des Roches

    Good This book is a good description of Lincoln as one of the greatest American men of all time. I found it quite enlightening.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Timi Okoya

    More of an Essay on the person of Lincoln and his suitability to the nation at the time. Great read. Particularly love James's long sentences! More of an Essay on the person of Lincoln and his suitability to the nation at the time. Great read. Particularly love James's long sentences!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Clifton Campbell

    Great book about a great man summarized in a short book. I like it. It is a great introduction to Lincoln. I will have to include some more Lincoln books in my library.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Mandla Nyindodo

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. It wasn't exactly Abraham Lincoln's life story, nonetheless, it serves as a valuable addition to the shelves for political history buffs. It wasn't exactly Abraham Lincoln's life story, nonetheless, it serves as a valuable addition to the shelves for political history buffs.

  12. 5 out of 5

    David Nichols

    The best it shows you how it was in the time of Abraham Lincoln and I like it a lot !!!!! !

  13. 4 out of 5

    Lily Johnston

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  14. 4 out of 5

    Rizvi

  15. 4 out of 5

    Luke Stephens

  16. 4 out of 5

    D A Reshamwala

  17. 4 out of 5

    david

  18. 5 out of 5

    Awdhesh Singh

  19. 4 out of 5

    Ujjaval

  20. 5 out of 5

    Fatih ünal

  21. 4 out of 5

    jaison john

  22. 5 out of 5

    Adeliny Mudrauskas

  23. 5 out of 5

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  24. 4 out of 5

    Rahul Nadathur

  25. 5 out of 5

    Crystal Nickolaus

  26. 5 out of 5

    Dinesh Anantwar

  27. 4 out of 5

    Bethany Chung

  28. 4 out of 5

    Soham Adhikari

  29. 5 out of 5

    A.soorianarayanan

  30. 4 out of 5

    Tracy R. Flinn

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