The Gettysburg Address (Illustrated)

The Gettysburg Address (Illustrated)

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by Abraham Lincoln
     
 

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Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) is one of the most famous Americans in history and one of the country’s most revered presidents. Schoolchildren can recite the life story of Lincoln, the “Westerner” who educated himself and became a self made man, rising from lawyer to leader of the new Republican Party before becoming the 16th President of the

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Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) is one of the most famous Americans in history and one of the country’s most revered presidents. Schoolchildren can recite the life story of Lincoln, the “Westerner” who educated himself and became a self made man, rising from lawyer to leader of the new Republican Party before becoming the 16th President of the United States. Lincoln successfully navigated the Union through the Civil War but didn’t live to witness his own accomplishment, becoming the first president assassinated when he was killed at Ford’s Theater by John Wilkes Booth.

As impressive as his presidency was, one of his most lasting legacies was his writing. In addition to masterful writing for everything from orders to his generals and condolences to the aggrieved Mrs. Bixby, his Second Inaugural Address and Gettysburg Address are considered masterpieces that rate among the greatest writings in American history.

Perhaps Lincoln’s most impressive feat is that he was able to convey so much with so few words; after famous orator Edward Everett spoke for hours at Gettysburg, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address only took a few minutes. In those few minutes, Lincoln invoked the principles of human equality espoused by the Declaration of Independence and redefined the Civil War as a struggle not merely for the Union, but as "a new birth of freedom" that would bring true equality to all of its citizens, ensure that democracy would remain a viable form of government, and would also create a unified nation in which states' rights were no longer dominant. And yet, despite the speech's prominent place in the history and popular culture of the United States, the exact wording of the speech is disputed. The five known manuscripts of the Gettysburg Address differ in a number of details and also differ from contemporary newspaper reprints of the speech.

This edition of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is specially formatted with an original introduction, original commentary, pictures of Lincoln at Gettysburg, pictures of the speech, and pictures of the crowd.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013088368
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
08/30/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
453 KB

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The Gettysburg Address 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This version is the best!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Gettysburg Adress is one the most signifigent speeches in U.S history. Lincoln gives new hope to one of the bloodiest wars ever. By reading this I think that every one will truly understand why Gettysburg is so important
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have always enjoyed reading this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am in history readig this right now. ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
4 snores and 7 yawns, ago this speech critic listoned to the president's speech, and lets be honest Abe you dropped a real lincoln log. Do you know the real gettysburg adress? 1108 West Boring Street. And giving it on the field, great aduido sorry if i couldn't hear you was in the second row.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have memorized the gettysburg address by heart and am only 9 years old
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IT IS A NICE COOL BOOK
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Only 8 pages. Very short. Multiple errors in the address. You can find better versions on the internet and you can print them out.
Janeice Lopez More than 1 year ago
I like this book i read itin school its cool and interisting facts about the civil war i love ths book vut it doesnt let u read a sample thats notcool cause i want to see samplws before i buy it bye for now
Monica Elizondo More than 1 year ago
this is so good for a book report
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read this yet, and ya know what? I bet they didn't add the part before the adress and after the battle Lincoln had all the Yankees have a proper burial and left the Rebels on the feild! I'm not siding with the Rebels I'm shocked that an American president left Americans out on the feild to rot. Yes, I know the Rebels seperated from the u.s. but they were just as American though first called Southern as their Northern counterparts
Joseph Foster More than 1 year ago
Good free read. A few errors.