The Gettysburg Address by Jonathan Hennessey
A Graphic Adaptation

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A real revelation that puts the speech’s content in proper context rather than presenting it as a bunch of pre-recorded hoary platitudes issuing from the mouth of an animatronic figure in a gaudy theme park.
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A fully illustrated graphic adaptation that offers a new look at the Gettysburg Address, the bloody battle that prompted it, and the Civil War

Most of us can recall "Four score and seven years ago," but much of what we know about this historic speech, and what it has to say about the Civil War itself, has been lost since we left grade school.

The Gettysburg Address offers a revolutionary way to experience Lincoln's masterwork. Striking at the underlying meaning of Lincoln's words, it uses the Address to tell the whole story of the Civil War. We see how bitter seeds sown by the Founding Fathers sprouted into a bloody war, and ultimately blossomed into the progress and justice of the Civil Rights era. The book depicts pivotal events that led to the upheaval of the secession crisis, the crucial Battle of Gettysburg, and the conflict's still-unfolding legacy with firsthand accounts from Americans from all walks of life: slaves, soldiers, citizens, and, of course, Abraham Lincoln himself—the most transformational president in U.S. history.

Writer Jonathan Hennessey and illustrator Aaron McConnell illuminate history with vibrant, detailed graphics and captions that will give you a fresh understanding of this vital speech, which defined America's most tragic war and marked a new path forward.

 

About Jonathan Hennessey

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A ten-year veteran of the film and television production industry, Jonathan Hennessey is a writer living in Los Angeles. Aaron McConnell is a freelance illustrator living in Oregon.
 
Published August 13, 2013 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 224 pages
Genres: History, Comics & Graphic Novels, War. Non-fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on May 06 2013

A real revelation that puts the speech’s content in proper context rather than presenting it as a bunch of pre-recorded hoary platitudes issuing from the mouth of an animatronic figure in a gaudy theme park.

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Excellent
on Apr 16 2013

Even Civil War buffs should find this graphic adaptation engaging, provocative and deftly nuanced.

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