Mr. Lincoln's Book: Publishing the Lincoln-Douglas Debates With a Census of Signed Copies

4 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781584562443: Mr. Lincoln's Book: Publishing the Lincoln-Douglas Debates With a Census of Signed Copies

Fifty years ago, David Mearns at the Library of Congress wrote a twenty-page overview of the basic process that led to the publication of the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Here, for the first time in a detailed and readable account focusing on Lincoln's personal involvement, Dave Leroy writes the full story with original correspondence, contemporary newspaper accounts, and photos and illustrations of the day to carry the reader from the dejected debater of 1858 to the surprise president of 1860 who rode a political bestseller to the White House. In 1954, Illinois historian Harry Pratt located and described eighteen inscribed copies of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. In this new work, 42 signed volumes are identified. Perhaps the last remaining Lincoln mystery is also explained at length: did Lincoln make one or two paste-up scrapbooks of the original newspaper texts of his and Douglas' verbatim debate remarks? If only one existed, why did a New York newspaper account hint at another in December, 1860? If there were two, what became of the second? Like a lawyer before a jury, Leroy marshals the facts to let the reader decide. Ultimately, Mr. Lincoln's Book asks the reader to resolve the century and a half old debate: was Lincoln an author? Some argue that he wasn't, but Leroy leads us to conclude that Lincoln, in more ways than not, was author of the book publishing the debates. It is a rare day when something novel is published about Abraham Lincoln's life and work. Yet 20,000 volumes later, Mr. Lincoln's Book is an unknown study, well researched and compellingly told. The printed volume is accompanied by a CD-ROM containing a complete copy of Lincoln's scrapbook of the debates, copies and transcriptions of Lincoln's correspondence, and some related political cartoons and photographs.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

A former prosecutor, attorney general, lieutenant governor, and United States Nuclear Waste Negotiator, Dave Leroy has written and spoken about Lincoln for thirty years. He holds an Honorary Doctorate of Law degree from Lincoln College and serves as chairman of the Governors Council of the United States Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. This is his first book-length text about Lincoln. Leroy lives with his wife Nancy in Boise, Idaho, and Bordeaux, France.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Leroy, David H.
Published by Oak Knoll Press, New Castle / Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Chicago (2008)
ISBN 10: 1584562447 ISBN 13: 9781584562443
New Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Ad Infinitum Books
(Mount Vernon, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oak Knoll Press, New Castle / Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Chicago, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition.. 176 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. UNITED STATES PRESIDENTS. Fifty years ago, David Mearns at the Library of Congress wrote a twenty-page overview of the basic process that led to the publication of the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Here, for the first time in a detailed and readable account focusing on Lincoln's personal involvement, Dave Leroy writes the full story with original correspondence, contemporary newspaper accounts, and photos and illustrations of the day to carry the reader from the dejected debater of 1858 to the surprise president of 1860 who rode a political bestseller to the White House. In 1954, Illinois historian Harry Pratt located and described eighteen inscribed copies of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. In this new work, 42 signed volumes are identified. Perhaps the last remaining Lincoln mystery is also explained at length: did Lincoln make one or two paste-up scrapbooks of the original newspaper texts of his and Douglas' verbatim debate remarks? If only one existed, why did a New York newspaper account hint at another in December, 1860? If there were two, what became of the second? Like a lawyer before a jury, Leroy marshals the facts to let the reader decide. Ultimately, Mr. Lincoln's Book asks the reader to resolve the century and a half old debate: was Lincoln an author? Some argue that he wasn't, but Leroy leads us to conclude that Lincoln, in more ways than not, was author of the book publishing the debates. It is a rare day when something novel is published about Abraham Lincoln's life and work. Yet 20,000 volumes later, Mr. Lincoln's Book is an unknown study, well researched and compellingly told. The printed volume is accompanied by a CD-ROM containing a complete copy of Lincoln's scrapbook of the debates, copies and transcriptions of Lincoln's correspondence, and some related political cartoons and photographs. A former prosecutor, attorney general, lieutenant governor, and United States Nuclear Waste Negotiator, Dave Leroy has written and spoken about Lincoln for thirty years. He holds an Honorary Doctorate of Law degree from Lincoln College and serves as chairman of the Governors Council of the United States Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. This is his first book-length text about Lincoln. Leroy lives with his wife Nancy in Boise, Idaho, and Bordeaux, France. (Key Words: Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln-Douglas Debates, David H. Leroy, CD-ROMs, Stephen A. Douglas, Illinois, United States Presidents, Books on Books, Harry Pratt). book. Bookseller Inventory # 61403X6

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 49.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Leroy, David H.
Published by Oak Knoll Press
ISBN 10: 1584562447 ISBN 13: 9781584562443
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Auger Down Books, ABAA/ILAB
(Brattleboro, VT, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oak Knoll Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1584562447 A new copy, still in shrink. Bookseller Inventory # 15027

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 80.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

David H. Leroy
Published by Oak Knoll Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 1584562447 ISBN 13: 9781584562443
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oak Knoll Press, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111584562447

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 88.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds