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Writing the Gettysburg Address

Writing the Gettysburg Address

by Martin P. Johnson
     
 

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The dramatic and surprising story of how Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg Address, this book solves the central mysteries that for over 150 years have surrounded our nation’s most admired speech. Follows Lincoln from Washington to Gettysburg as he composed, revised, and then delivered this important statement of American identity.

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The dramatic and surprising story of how Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg Address, this book solves the central mysteries that for over 150 years have surrounded our nation’s most admired speech. Follows Lincoln from Washington to Gettysburg as he composed, revised, and then delivered this important statement of American identity.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
01/01/2015
Johnson discards the myths surrounding Lincoln's drafting of the famous address by explaining that Lincoln thought deeply about the speech, recognizing that it had important political, military, and moral implications, especially in light of the new emancipation purpose of the war. (LJ 7/13)
From the Publisher
"This book moves at once into the "top ten" list of Lincoln studies and offers a challenging model for all future documentary research on the writings of Lincoln."—Allen Guelzo, Journal of American History

"Beautifully written and closely argued, this book grips the reader much like a detective novel and teaches us how little we know about a subject we thought we knew so well."—Library Journal, starred review

"A truly remarkable example of exhaustive scholarship whose findings will last generations."—Presidential Studies Quarterly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700619337
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
10/08/2013
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,237,230
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Martin P. Johnson is an assistant professor of history at Miami University and is the author of two books on European politics and several articles on Lincoln and the Civil War.

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