Lincoln's Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln

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The Gettysburg Address is one of the most influential speeches in our history, written by Abraham Lincoln at a crucial period in his presidency and in United States history. Caldecott Honoree and Newbery Medalist James Daugherty's pictorial interpretation of President Abraham Lincoln's famous speech, the Gettysburg Address, was originally published by Albert Whitman in 1947. This book is available again in a fresh new edition just in time for the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address with a new introduction by Lincoln- and Civil War-scholar Gabor S. Boritt.
 

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An influential twentieth century artist and illustrator, James Daugherty lived in Indiana, Ohio. In 1940, his book Daniel Boone won the Newbery Medal. His book Gillespie and the Guards won the Caldecott Honor in 1957. Daughtery passed away in 1974. No Bio Gabor S. Boritt is the Robert Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies and Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. He is the author, co-author, or editor of sixteen books about Lincoln and the American Civil War. Boritt received the National Humanities Medal in 2008. He and his wife live on a farm near the Gettysburg Battlefield.
 
Published February 1, 2013 by Albert Whitman & Company. 48 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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Only a few presidential quotes or speeches have outlasted the test of time, and Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is probably the most famous and most significant.

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Only a few presidential quotes or speeches have outlasted the test of time, and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is probably the most famous and most significant.

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Publishers Weekly

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President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address 150 years ago, in late 1863; the text of that speech formed the basis for this picture book from Daugherty, a Newbery-winning illustrator, which was

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In his more than 30 books, historian Meltzer has introduced young readers to subjects ranging from crime in America to potatoes.

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President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address 150 years ago, in late 1863; the text of that speech formed the basis for this picture book from Daugherty, a Newbery-winning illustrator, which was

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The Independent

His subject is that most hackneyed of texts, President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

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Oregon Live

Abraham Lincoln was born on this day 203 years ago.

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The New York Review of Books

shelves of serious monographs, many of them devoted to puncturing the myths, have also proliferated on every aspect of the Gettysburg Address, from the question of where Lincoln stood when he delivered it to the deepest meaning of each phrase.

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Carlin Romano

They include the television miniseries Sandburg's Lincoln, in 1974, which featured Hal Holbrook as Lincoln (in Spielberg's film, Holbrook plays Francis Preston Blair Sr., an adviser to the president known as "Lincoln's conservative"), and Lincoln, in 1988, with Sam Waterston in the title role.

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And Gordon-Levitt bounces back from the mistake that was “Looper” to portray oldest Lincoln child Robert, who feels guilty he’s at school and not in the army fighting to bring his father’s dream to life.

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