Vote Lincoln! the Presidential Campaign Biography of Abraham Lincoln, 1860; Restored and Annotated (Expanded Edition)

John Locke Scripps Abraham Lincoln David W. Bradford


Vote Lincoln! the Presidential Campaign Biography of Abraham Lincoln, 1860; Restored and Annotated (Expanded Edition)

Vote Lincoln! the Presidential Campaign Biography of Abraham Lincoln, 1860; Restored and Annotated (Expanded Edition)

  • Title: Vote Lincoln! the Presidential Campaign Biography of Abraham Lincoln, 1860; Restored and Annotated (Expanded Edition)
  • Author: John Locke Scripps Abraham Lincoln David W. Bradford
  • ISBN: 9780978799250
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Paperback



In a major publishing event, this fascinating volume restores and explains the most decisive campaign biography in U.S history In 1860, the original book catapulted Abraham Lincoln to the White House by dramatically warning of slavery s threat to American democracy More than a century later, the New York Times still praised the original campaign biography as most autIn a major publishing event, this fascinating volume restores and explains the most decisive campaign biography in U.S history In 1860, the original book catapulted Abraham Lincoln to the White House by dramatically warning of slavery s threat to American democracy More than a century later, the New York Times still praised the original campaign biography as most authoritative and influential The book spawned an enduring legend From poverty and tragic loss, a small boy rises to become a mighty crusader for justice.In this radiant expanded edition, Boston Hill Press skillfully restores and illustrates Mr Lincoln s only major autobiographical effort He secretly wrote the initial manuscript Under his direction, John Locke Scripps, a founder of the Chicago Tribune, polished and expanded it into a national bestseller This restored edition reveals the potent political messages and campaign strategies that the candidate slyly wove into the story of his life This is no dusty reprint pithy modern commentary provides often breathtaking insights Dramatic campaign speeches reverberate again Rare photographs and posters depict an intense, clean shaven youthful candidate, as he was then, before he became the bearded sage of our history books Readers gain fresh perspective on a heartbreaking childhood and an early career as a fearless moral crusader Of exceptional interest is a jaw dropping campaign appearance before a potentially hostile crowd of 12,000 people Against all odds, Mr Lincoln brazenly defies incendiary race baiting by his opponent, the formidable incumbent U.S Senator Stephen Douglas Above all this remarkable book reminds us that Abraham Lincoln was a living legend well before his presidential deeds He was the American experience incarnate humble birth in a log cabin Huck Finn boyhood self made man proverbial country lawyer passionate antiwar protester hopelessly idealistic reformer and hardened crusader for justice This book implicitly addresses the central question of all elections How do we recognize a great statesman, before the glory As such, Vote Lincoln is still mandatory reading for modern voters seeking the next Abraham Lincoln This is a revised and expanded edition of the first restored edition released for the Lincoln Bicentennial Year of 2009 This expanded 2010 version contains commentary and illustrations The volume has over 75 black and white photographs, engravings, lithographs, and other illustrations Several images depict Abraham Lincoln s famous tanned complexion, earned by riding horses as a country lawyer Other images depict family, friends, opponents, and historical events.


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This book is a 2010 annotated version of the first full biography of Abraham Lincoln published in 1860. Ostensibly written by John Locke Scripps, publisher of what would become the Chicago Tribune, much of the text was actually ghost written by Abraham Lincoln himself. Intended as a campaign biography, the book provides a revealing look both at how Lincoln viewed his own life to that point, but also how others looked at him.The current edition is wonderfully annotated by David W. Bradford. Inclu [...]


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