As the celebrations wind down, there is an approaching lull in Lincoln publishing, that looks like it will last until mid-March. Still, there is one new book from a small press releasing this week.
Releasing on February 17
Worthy of Their Esteem: The Timeless Words and Sage Advice of Abraham Lincoln by Iain C. Martin (Cider Mill Press, 2009, hardback, 168 pages)
This small book is a collection of sayings by Lincoln, evidently drawn from his writings and speeches. These quotations are then packaged in color with photos and other images. Martin, an author with several books about military history and a recent book on Civil War quotations, has selected the quotations and provides introduction and context.
There are hundreds of Lincoln quotation books floating around, all of various quality. It is difficult to argue that more are needed, but it is good to know that there are always such books in print for people to discover or treasure Lincoln's timeless words. Personally, I'd recommend books with longer selections, preferably uncut, but these books are fun and usually harmless.