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Title
The eloquent president
Type
Text
Subject
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Presidents--United States--Biography.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Oratory.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Correspondence.
United States--Politics and government--1861-1865.
Eloquence--Case studies.
Rhetoric--Political aspects--United States--Case studies.
Speeches, addresses, etc., American--History and criticism.
American letters--History and criticism.
Genre Form
biographies
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
portraits
Geographic Coverage
United States
Classification
LCC: E457.2 .W6155 2005 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 973.7/092 full (Assigner: dlc)
DDC: B full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2004050766
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.
Authorized Access Point
White, Ronald C. (Ronald Cedric), 1939- eloquent president