Keyword:BIOGRAPHY STEPHEN DOUGLAS

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The Great Comeback: How Abraham Lincoln Beat the Odds to Win the 1860 Republican Nomination

By: Ecelbarger, Gary

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291394

ISBN: 0312374135

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top edge lightly foxed, newspaper clipping laid in. 2008 Hard Cover. xii, [2], 286, [4] pp. 8vo. In the fall of 1858, Abraham Lincoln looked to be anything but destined for greatness. Just shy of his fiftieth birthday, Lincoln was wallowing in the depths of despair following his loss to Stephen Douglas in the 1858 senatorial campaign and was taking stock in his life. The author takes us on a journey with Abraham Lincoln from the last weeks of 1858 until the end of May in 1860, on the road to his unlikely Republication presidential nomination. In tracing Lincoln's steps from city... View more info

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The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The First Complete Unexpurgated Text

By: Holzer, Harold

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291397

ISBN: 0060168102

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top edge lightly foxed, ink gift note on front endpaper, faint wrinkle to base of a few pages. 2004 Hard Cover. xvii, [3], 394, [2] pp. 8vo. Published together in their original form for the first time, the seven Lincoln-Douglas debates are presented in their entirety, free of editing and embellishment. Those who have read the debates between Lincoln and Douglas that took place during the 1858 Senate race in Illinois may not have read what was actually said. The authenticity of the texts has always been in dispute, with the political presses of the day polishing the prose of the... View more info

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Speeches and Writings, 1832-1858: Speeches, Letters, and Miscellaneous Writings; The Lincoln-Douglas Debates (The Library of America 45)

By: Lincoln, Abraham; Fehrenbacher, Don E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Library of America: 1989

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 2291392

ISBN: 0940450437

Condition: Very Good


7th printing. Includes publisher's slipcase. Top slipcase edge lightly foxed. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xix, [1], 898 pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt titles and rules, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of speeches, letters, and other writings by the 16th President of the United States, including his famous debates with Stephen A. Douglas. Chronology, notes, and index following text. This edition is part of the Library of America series, published by a non-profit organization whose goal is to keep classic works of American literature and history in ... View more info

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The Life of Stephen A. Douglas.

By: Sheahan, James W.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1860

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2270655

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards rubbed, foxed throughout, ink name stamp (F.L. Knapp) on front endpaper. 1860 Hard Cover. xi, [1], 528, [14] pp. 8vo. A biography of Stephen Arnold Douglas, the American politician who served in the House of Representatives, and lost the 1860 presidential election to Abraham Lincoln. An earlier Senate race between these two resulted in the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858, which are still held up as the standard for debate by the National Speech and Debate Association and other forensics organizations. Douglas (along with President Franklin Pierce), drafted the Kans... View more info

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One Man Great Enough: Abraham Lincoln's Road to Civil War

By: Waugh, John C.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Mariner Books: 2009

Seller ID: 2208449

ISBN: 0156034638

Condition: Near Fine


Pages very faintly toned. 2009 Trade Paperback. 479 pp. How did Abraham Lincoln, long held as a paragon of presidential bravery and principled politics, find his way to the White House? How did he become this one man great enough to risk the fate of the nation on the well-worn but cast-off notion that all men are created equal?Here award-winning historian John C. Waugh takes us on Lincoln’s road to the Civil War. From Lincoln's first public rejection of slavery to his secret arrival in the capital, from his stunning debates with Stephen Douglas to his contemplative moments considering the ... View more info