“Of the people, for the people, and by the people” From the time of school textbooks to present day political events, we often hear these words. Can you name the revolutionary person who said these remarkable words that still teaches democracy to various countries? Yes, it’s none other than Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of United States of America. While most of the America’s presidents came from educated background, he was someone who was born in poverty, faced several defeats throughout his life, suffered nervous breakdown, and lost elections eight times. Still he didn’t quit and became the greatest president in the entire USA history. The fact itself is enough to bring goosebumps and make tears roll into your eye out of inspiration.
Today would be his 207th birthday. Let’s remember the hard-earned leadership of the greatest president of all time by reading these 4 inspiring books by him.
Selected Speeches and Writings: Abraham Lincoln
This book ranges from savage humor to honed legal arguments of unsurpassed grandeur. It records Lincoln’s public office campaigns; his pyrotechnic debates, his stand against slavery, civil war conduct, emancipation proclamation, and Gettysburg address.
You will read about the life, career, notes, and essays of Abraham Lincoln in this book.
The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln
Since he was one of the most frequently quoted presidents, he holds lots of fascinating compendium; some of them are profound and funniest. The book arranges all the quotes as per the subject thus providing wit and wisdom of Lincoln. Some of them are-
“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure”
“That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well”
“The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them”
“You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today”
“No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens”
Lincoln On Democracy
This book is a unique piece that contains speech excerpts, fragments, letters, 141 speeches, and other writings. It includes Gettysburg address, and Emancipation Proclamation also known as presidential proclamations. Some of the things mentioned in it are little-seen just to keep it safe-drafted before his assassination.
Lincoln on War
This book teaches lessons in Lincoln’s own words on war. He uses words as his weapons to fight the Civil war brilliantly. Historian Harold Holzer, also included interprets and gathering of Lincoln’s speech, memoranda, letters, telegrams, remarks, and orders in this book.
Some of the subjects touched are restoration of America, the destruction of slavery, unbreakable union of states, etc.
Abraham Lincoln dedicated his entire life in making America a shelter of hope which can be clearly seen in these books.