The Gettysburg Gospel

The Gettysburg Gospel

The Lincoln Speech That Nobody Knows

Book - 2006
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"Many books have been written about the Gettysburg Address and yet, as Lincoln scholar Gabor Boritt shows, there is much that we don't know about the speech. In The Gettysburg Gospel he reconstructs what really happened in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863. Boritt tears away a century of myths, lies, and legends to give us a clear understanding of the greatest American's greatest speech."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006.
ISBN: 9780743288200
Branch Call Number: 973.7349 BORITT
Characteristics: ix, 415 p. : ill., music, facsims. ; 25 cm.

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JCLJaredH Nov 19, 2013

Like many, I grew up knowing the Gettysburg Address was important, but I never really knew the story behind it, that there was more to the address than I had been taught. Borritt provides background and history to the Address that led to its creation and then sets the stage for the importance it has in today's world. A great read for the casual Civil War buff wanting just a little more to his history.


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