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Lincoln's Lost Speech; The Pivot of His career

Crissey, Elwell

Published by Hawthorn Books, Inc, New York, 1967
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First edition. 425 p. illus., ports. 26 cm. Includes: Frontis (color). Illustrations, Portraits. Notes. Sources. Index. The speech known as Abraham Lincoln's "Lost Speech" was given at the Bloomington Convention on May 29, 1856, in Bloomington, Illinois. Traditionally regarded as lost because it was so engaging that reporters neglected to take notes, the speech is believed to have been an impassioned condemnation of slavery. It is possible the text was deliberately "lost" owing to its controversial content. Lincoln's Lost Speech was famous, with a status considered legendary by the time Tarbell became enamored with Whitney's version of it. Lincoln was said to have spoken "like a giant inspired" and the tale of how the speech came to be lost was well known. [4] Many who attended the speech considered it the greatest of Lincoln's life. Given at the first state convention, which essentially founded the Illinois Republican Party, the speech thrust Lincoln into the national political limelight. Though it was known as the Lost Speech, its content influenced people nonetheless. Very good. No dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Cover has slight wear and soiling. First edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. One of 5000. Bookseller Inventory # 71602

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Title: Lincoln's Lost Speech; The Pivot of His ...

Publisher: Hawthorn Books, Inc, New York

Publication Date: 1967

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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