Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New Lincoln Books This Week

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.


Iain C. Martin said...

Thanks for mentioning my book.

Reader's Digest gave it an excellent review:


A new book in the same format on FDR is planned for 2010.


Iain C. Martin

Iain C. Martin said...

California Bookwatch: June 2009
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Diane C. Donovan, Editor
Midwest Book Review
278 Orchard Drive, Oregon, WI 53575

Reviewer's Choice
Worthy of Their Esteem
Iain C. Martin
Cider Mill Press Publishing
12 Port Farm Road, Kennebunkport, ME 04046
9781604330519, $ 14.95 www.cidermillpress.com

Abraham Lincoln's life helped define the essence of being an American and the ideals of freedom, and WORTHY OF THEIR ESTEEM offers a rich collection of the best of his sayings, grouped according to what major themes they address. Added historical and biographical background plus vintage illustrations makes this a top pick for a wide range of collections, from American history libraries to general-interest lending libraries.