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This Fiery Trial: The Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln Summary
Abraham Lincoln

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This Fiery Trial: The Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln Summary

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This Fiery Trial is a collection of the speeches and writings of Abraham Lincoln, as selected and edited by William E. Gienapp. They span the entirety of Lincoln's public service career, from 1832 when Lincoln was considering public office in Sangamo County, to April 11, 1865, three days before Lincoln was assassinated.

As Gienapp explains, Lincoln did not reveal much in the way of personal details or a rich emotional life in his public letters, and even in private letters. Instead, what are demonstrated in This Fiery Trial are several of the qualities that made Lincoln a great leader, including moral certitude with respect to slavery, political acumen, and a shrewd military mind.

Lincoln was raised in a rural environment, and was largely self-taught, rising to become a well-respected country lawyer prior to his entry into politics by way of the Illinois State Legislature in 1834. His rhetoric displays a combination of...

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