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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Abraham Lincoln  

Pen Name: None

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Born: February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky

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Lincoln moved to Illinois with his family as a young boy. He moved to Springfield in 1837 to practice law. His body was laid to rest in ''The Lincoln Tomb'' in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States and known as the "Great Emancipator". He is also, perhaps, the only American President who also occupies an honored place in American literature.During his term as President, he helped preserve the United States by leading the defeat of the secessionist Confederate States of America in the American Civil War. He introduced measures that resulted in the abolition of slavery, issuing his ''Emancipation Proclamation'' in 1863 and promoting the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which passed Congress before Lincoln's death and was ratified by the states later in 1865.His ability to articulate simpley and eloquently played an important role in the progress of American history, especially during the Civil War. Among his greatest speeches are his ''Farewell to Springfield'' and the ''Gettysburg Address''. Before his election as President, Lincoln was a lawyer, a member of the United States House of Representatives. Lincoln was the first United States President to be assassinated. His body was laid to rest in ''The Lincoln Tomb'' in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield.


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Titles At Your Library

Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address
ISBN: 1605890588

Quill Pen Classics. 2008

Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address is a book written by Abraham Lincoln. It is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. This great novel will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Abraham Lincoln is highly recommended. Published by Quill Pen Classics and beautifully produced, Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address would make an ideal gift and it should be a part of everyone's personal library.

Gettysburg Address (Little Books of Wisdom)
ISBN: 1557090734

Applewood Books. 2010

The Gettysburg Address was delivered on the afternoon of November 19, 1863 by Abraham Lincoln at the dedication of the battlefield of the Civil War's bloodiest battle. Included in this edition is the Bliss text of the address, contemporary reactions, and other important documents relating to this moving speech by one of America's most beloved Presidents.

Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
ISBN: 1605890596

Quill Pen Classics. 2008

Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address is a book written by Abraham Lincoln. It is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. This great novel will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Abraham Lincoln is highly recommended. Published by Quill Pen Classics and beautifully produced, Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address would make an ideal gift and it should be a part of everyone's personal library.