Book Discussion on Abraham Lincoln, The Writer

Mr. Holzer discussed with 5th graders the book he compiled and edited for young people Abraham Lincoln, The Writer: A Treasury of His… read more

Mr. Holzer discussed with 5th graders the book he compiled and edited for young people Abraham Lincoln, The Writer: A Treasury of His Greatest Speeches and Letters, published by Boyd Mills Press. This book has a collection of writings beginning with rhymes in the margins of young Abe’s arithmetic book and ending with official and unofficial words from the presidential years. The introduction offers a brief look at Lincoln’s life as a man who valued the power of words. Each excerpt is offered with an introduction of its own, providing readers with a historical perspective, and a context that gives meaning to the selection. Lincoln’s writings include personal letters, notes on the law, excerpts from speeches, debates, and inaugural addresses, letters to parents of fallen soldiers, and telegrams to his family. close

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Book Discussion on Abraham Lincoln, The Writer

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Feb 10, 2001
Last Aired:
May 31, 2007

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  • Feb 10, 2001 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 10, 2001 | 12:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 01, 2001 | 6:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 16, 2001 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 16, 2001 | 12:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • May 30, 2007 | 11:21pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 31, 2007 | 6:05am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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