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A Three-Minute Speech: Lincoln's Remarks at Gettysburg (Ready-For Chapters)
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Four score and seven years ago...
So begins one of the most important speeches in the history of the United States — Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Given on a cold November day, it wasn't much of a speech, really — just a few remarks. Not meant to be remembered.
But these few remarks have been remembered. Why? What was the true meaning behind them? Where did they come from? Why is it so important that we never forget what President Lincoln said on that cold November day?
Introducing A BRAND-NEW SERIES THAT BRINGS HISTORY ALIVE!
President Lincoln merely said a few words to dedicate the new national cemetery at Gettysburg, but his short speech went on to make an indelible mark on the nation. Illustrations.
About the Author
Jennifer Armstrong is the author of numerous award-winning picture books, both historical fiction and nonfiction. Two of her picture books, Hugh Can Do and Chin Yu Min and the Ginger Cat, are ALA Notable Books. Her first novel Steal Away, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an ALA Notable Book, and a Golden Kite Honor Book, and her novel, The Dreams of Mairhe Mehan is a BCCB Blue Ribbon Book. In 1999 her nonfiction account of Sir Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated 1914 voyage, Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World: The Extraordinary True Story of Shackleton and the Endurance, was awarded the Orbus Pictus as well as a Boston Globe-Horn Book honor. She lives in New York State.
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