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Lincoln at Gettysburg : the words that remade America

Author: Garry Wills
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examination of the Gettysburg Address and Lincoln in their historical moment and cultural frame breathing new life into the words and revealing much about the President.
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Wills, Garry, 1934-
Lincoln at Gettysburg.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1992
(OCoLC)556468251
Online version:
Wills, Garry, 1934-
Lincoln at Gettysburg.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1992
(OCoLC)607735539
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Garry Wills
ISBN: 0671769561 9780671769567 0671867423 9780671867423 9780743299633 0743299639
OCLC Number: 25281810
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 1993.
National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism, 1992
Description: 317 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Oratory of the Greek revival --
2. Gettysburg and the culture of death --
3. The transcendental declaration --
4. Revolution in thought --
5. Revolution in style --
App. I. What Lincoln said: the text --
App. II. Where he said it: the site --
App. III. Four funeral orations. A. By Everett. B. By Pericles. C. By Gorgias. D. The Gettysburg address. 1. Spoken text . 2. Final text.
Responsibility: Garry Wills.
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1993, this is an account of the making of Lincoln's revolutionary masterpiece. Lincoln was asked to prepare a memorial for the Battle of Gettysburg. Instead, he gave  Read more...

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