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The power of words has rarely been given a more compelling demonstration than in the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln was asked to memorialize the gruesome battle. Instead he gave the whole nation "a new birth of freedom" in the space of a mere 272 words. His entire life and previous training and his deep political experience went into this, his revolutionary masterpiece. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; By examining both the address and Lincoln in their historical moment and cultural frame, Wills breathes new life into words we thought we knew, and reveals much about a president so mythologized but often misunderstood. Wills shows how Lincoln came to change the world and to effect an intellectual revolution, how his words had to and did complete the work of the guns, and how Lincoln wove a spell that has not yet been broken.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Garry Willsandlt;/bandgt; is an Emeritus Professor of History at Northwestern University. Born in Atlanta in 1934, he has taught widely throughout the United States. A prolific writer and scholar, Wills is the author of more than twenty books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning andlt;Iandgt;Lincoln at Gettysburg, Papal Sinandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;Iandgt;What Jesus Meantandlt;/iandgt;. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Table of Contents

Contents

Key to Brief Citations

Prologue

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

Epilogue

Appendices

I. What Lincoln Said: The Text

II. Where He Said It: The Site

III. Four Funeral Orations

A. By Everett

B. By Pericles

C. By Gorgias

D. The Gettysburg Address

1. Spoken Text(?)

2. Final Text

Acknowledgments

Notes

Index to the Gettysburg Address

Index to Other Major Lincoln Texts

Name Index

Photo Credits

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743299633
Author:
Wills, Garry
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
General History
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
lincoln presidency, books on lincoln, gettysburg address, four score and seven years ago, civil war books, lincoln assassination, killing lincoln, bill o riley, team of rivals, doris kearns goodwin, harold holzer, lincoln and the press, lincoln at cooper
Subject:
lincoln presidency, books on lincoln, gettysburg address, four score and seven years ago, civil war books, lincoln assassination, killing lincoln, bill o riley, team of rivals, doris kearns goodwin, harold holzer, lincoln and the press, lincoln at cooper
Subject:
lincoln presidency, books on lincoln, gettysburg address, four score and seven years ago, civil war books, lincoln assassination, killing lincoln, bill o riley, team of rivals, doris kearns goodwin, harold holzer, lincoln and the press, lincoln at cooper
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reissue
Series:
Simon & Schuster Lincoln Library
Publication Date:
November 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
photos t/0
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 12.46 oz
Children's Book Type:
Coloring

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