Lincoln at Gettysburg

Lincoln at Gettysburg

The Words That Remade America

Book - 1992
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Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c1992.
ISBN: 9780671769567
0671769561
Branch Call Number: 973.7/WILL
Characteristics: 317 p. ; 24 cm.

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fthlauren Mar 16, 2015

Fourscore and seven years ago, our father's brought forth upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great Cilvil War, testing whether that nation, or any nation...

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Dec 06, 2007

Finalist of the 1993 Pulitzer prize for history.

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Lkrug Aug 20, 2013

It would have been hard to predict that Gettysburg, out of all this muddle, these missed chances, all the senseless deaths, would become a symbol of national purpose, pride, and ideals. Abraham Lincoln transformed the ugly reality into something rich and strange—and he did it with 272 words. The power of words has rarely been given a more compelling demonstration.

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