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Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2003

    Excellent study of Lincoln's second inaugural address!

    The author does a terrific job of giving the reader a better understanding of Lincoln's speech and brings the reader closer to what compelled Lincoln in those last weeks before the end of the civil war as well as Lincoln's own life. The book also helps one to see how Lincoln evolved as a human being in the four years since he first took the oath of office to preside over a divided nation.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Lincoln's Greatest Speech

    I found this book to be both enlightening and filled with details about President Lincoln that I didn't know prior. I did like the dissection of the speech and how it interrelated with the events of Lincoln's presidency. I will admit that the book wasn't what I thought initially; however, I did thoroughly enjoy reading and taking in the mood of the era.

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  • Posted January 27, 2009


    This book may not seem appealing at first glance, but as the cliché goes, ¿don¿t judge a book by its cover.¿ In this case, the back cover can also apply. This book looks very boring overall, because who wants to read a book that analyzes a speech? In actuality, however, the very analysis and incorporation of Lincoln¿s life history together make a great book. White further analyzes Lincoln¿s thoughts and actions with his past hardships.<BR/><BR/>This book does not merely capture our attention¿it becomes a history lesson. Personally, I like reading history because it reads like a novel, just nonfiction. This book has made me realize the genius of Lincoln, since a just 703-word speech can start the rebuilding of the nation.<BR/><BR/>Specifically analyzing each and every word of the speech, and describing some of the historical context, White creates a masterpiece that is not an essay, nor an excerpt from a history book, but both. This book is amazing in that it can successfully draw our attention, and even more amazingly, keep it. This easy read was over in just 3 hours, even when I expected it to take at least 10. <BR/><BR/>Don¿t miss the chance for a great book that could also teach you some new things!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2008

    Wonderful Read!

    I read this book in one sitting. You can see President Lincoln trying to wrap his mind around just what has been going on in the land. Through sermons and speeches and Lincoln's letters you can see the evolution of the man. Truly Lincoln's greatest speech and a wonderful read!!

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    Posted December 11, 2010

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