Lincoln's Notebooks

Letters, Speeches, Journals, and Poems

by Dan Tucker, Harold Holzer

Series: Notebook Series

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  • 9780316389891
  • 9780316319492
A unique collection of the public and private words and thoughts of one of American's greatest presidents.

In addition to being one of the most admired and successful politicians in history, Abraham Lincoln was also a gifted writer whose speeches, eulogies, and addresses are both quoted often and easily recognizable all around the world.

Arranged chronologically into topics such as family and friends, the law, politics and the presidency, story-telling, religion, and morality, Lincoln's Notebooks includes his famous letters to Ulysses S. Grant, Horace Greeley, and Henry Pierce, as well as personal letters to Mary Todd Lincoln and his note to Mrs. Bixby, the mother who lost five sons during the Civil War. Also included are full texts of the Gettysburg Address, the Emancipation Proclamation, both of Lincoln's inaugural addresses, and his famous "A House Divided" speech. Additionally, rarely seen writings like poetry he composed as teenager give insight into Lincoln's personality and private life.

Richly illustrated with seventy-five photographs, facsimiles of letters, and more, plus commentary throughout by Dan Tucker and a foreword by Lincoln expert Harold Holzer, Lincoln's Notebooks is an intimate look at this esteemed historical figure.


  • Running Press; August 2017
  • ISBN: 9780316319492
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Lincoln's Notebooks
  • Series: Notebook Series
  • Author: Dan Tucker (ed.); Harold Holzer (other)
  • Imprint: Black Dog & Leventhal
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780316389891
  • 9780316319492

About The Author

Dan Tucker is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn. He is the founder of Sideshow Media, a New York-based independent producer of books and digital content focused on history, the arts, pop culture, and travel.


Harold Holzer is a scholar of Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the American Civil War Era. He won the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize and four other awards in 2015 for his book, Lincoln and the Power of the Press.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780316389891
  • 9780316319492