Lincoln in His Own Words (Paperback)
A renowned orator and writer, Abraham Lincoln believed in speaking plainly so every American could understand the complicated issues affecting the country. His simple but elegant words are a testament to his unfailing dedication to the ideals of freedom, equality, and justice upon which America was founded.
In this comprehensive collection of Lincoln’s writings—from the Emancipation Proclamation to the compassionate and often humorous letters to family and friends—historian Milton Meltzer provides a rare personal glimpse into the life of the man behind the legendary words, with bold linocuts by illustrator Stephen Alcorn.
Stephen Alcorn is an acclaimed painter and printmaker who has created artwork for a number of anthologies and picture books, including Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney, and I, Too, Sing America: Three Centuries of African American Poetry by Catherine Clinton. He lives in Cambridge, New York. Visit Stephen Alcorn at alcorngallery.com.
“Easily accessible . . . with a context specifically geared to those less knowledgeable about the historical period.”—The Bulletin“Few students realize Lincoln’s contributions to our understanding of nationhood and freedom, and Meltzer’s analysis, based on solid historical scholarship, will help them see the scope of those contributions . . . A good addition to any library.”—School Library Journal —