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LINCOLN â?? Complete 7 Volume Edition: Biographies, Speeches and Debates, Civil War Telegrams, Letters, Presidential Orders & Proclamations: Including the … and Abraham Lincoln by Joseph H. Choate

by Abraham Lincoln

This meticulously edited seven-volume edition explores in full detail the life and work of Abraham Lincoln. The collection contains complete writings of Abraham Lincoln from 1832 to 1865, as well as all of his speeches (including complete political debate with Stephen Douglas). This exceptional collection is enriched with an introduction written by Theodore Roosevelt and three different Lincoln’s biographies by Carl Schurz, Joseph Choate and Francis F. Browne.
Abraham Lincoln was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the Civil War, its bloodiest war, and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the country and abolished slavery. He had also strengthened the federal government and modernized the American economy.
Content:
Introduction by Theodore Roosevelt
Abraham Lincoln, Biography by Carl Shurz
Abraham Lincoln, Biography by Joseph H. Choate
The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln by Francis F. Browne
Volume 1: The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1843
Volume 2: The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, 1843-1858
Volume 3: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates I
Volume 4: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates II
Volume 5: The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, 1858-1862
Volume 6: The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, 1862-1863
Volume 7: The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, 1863-1865



Scenes and Adventures in the Army: Or, Romance of Military Life

by Philip St. George Cooke

Scenes and Adventures in the Army: Or, Romance of Military Life was first published in 1857.
Cooke, then a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, described his extensive military service on the American frontier and included a detailed account of the various Native American tribes he encountered there. A West Point graduate and a lawyer, Cooke fought in both the Black Hawk War (1832) and the Mexican War (1846-1848).
In addition, he helped to protect settlers on the Oregon Trail, fought Apache in New Mexico Territory, helped subdue Sioux in Nebraska Territory, helped restore order in Bloody Kansas, and led a thousand-mile march from Fort Leavenworth to Salt Lake City in an expedition against the Mormons in Utah Territory.
In his memoir Cooke waxed poetic about the western landscape and its native peoples, finding both superior to the Europeans’ “romance of ruins” and their love of “sonorous titles.”

Philip St. George Cooke (1809-1895) was a career United States Army cavalry officer who served as a Union General in the American Civil War. He is noted for his authorship of an Army cavalry manual, and is sometimes called the “Father of the U.S. Cavalry.” His service in the Civil War was significant, but was eclipsed in prominence by the contributions made by his famous son in law, J.E.B. Stuart, to the Confederate States Army.



THE YOUNG GUARD â?? World War I Poems & Author’s Memoirs from The Great War: Consecration, Lord’s Leave, Last Post, The Old Boys, Ruddy Young Ginger, The … Uppingham Song and Wooden Crosses

by E. W. Hornung

This carefully edited World War I collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Poems Consecration Lord’s Leave Last Post The Old Boys Ruddy Young Ginger The Ballad of Ensign Joy Bond and Free Shell-Shock in Arras The Big Thing Forerunners Uppingham Song Wooden Crosses Memoir Notes of a Camp Follower on the Western Front E. W. Hornung (1866-1921) was an English author and a war poet and also brother-in-law to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Hornung is known for writing the A. J. Raffles series about a gentleman thief based on a deliberate inversion of the Sherlock Holmes series. Hornung dedicated his creation as a form of flattery to Doyle. Hornung’s works are also remembered for giving insight into the social mores of late 19th and early 20th century British society.



My Dar(l)ing Spies: Inside The Arab-Israeli Conflict: The Untold Stories of the Most Intriguing Spies

by Afiane MD

The Arab-israeli conflict is arguably the longest and most perpetual conflict in modern history.Furthermore, it also the most controversial among all other conflicts. Intelligence and espoinage played a decisive role in that conflict .Many books have been written on that conflict tackling it from different perspectives.However, one of the least covered topics has always been the Arab spies who worked for the Mossad. In this book ,you will read the real stories of female spies who were recruited by the Israeli intelligence told from an unbiased standpoint.



General Courtney Hodges; A Study in Invisibility; : Hodges, Patton, and the Perception of Greatness

by Stephen Wishnevsky

Courtney Hicks Hodges deserves recognition as one of the great American military leaders. He was unique in United States military history as being the only man to rise from the rank of private to the rank of full general. His career spanned forty-four years and took Hodges around the world. Hodges served in the Philippines, participated in Pershing’s punitive expedition to Mexico, and fought in both World Wars. In spite of his distinguished career, he has been largely forgotten.



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