The Greatest Speech, Ever: The Remarkable Story of Abraham Lincoln and His Gettysburg Address
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This book was written to be more than a specialized monograph about the Gettysburg Address. The author digressed along the way into side excursions and back roads of Abraham Lincoln’s remarkable life – exploring his hardscrabble childhood, and his courageous but controversial Emancipation Proclamation. After all, to fully understand how the Gettysburg Address came to be, one must understand how Abraham Lincoln came to be. Part of the greatness of the Gettysburg Address is that the DNA of Lincoln’s life is found in every word. Senator Baker in his Foreword wrote “Judge Cotton’s book is not only a fascinating and scholarly assessment of the Gettysburg Address and its impact on America, but also an absorbing look into Abraham Lincoln’s life.”
There are some messages reading this book reminds us of: (1)The Civil War was horrific!! It claimed 750,000 lives! More than all other American wars combined. The 3-day battle of Gettysburg claimed more than 51,000 dead, wounded or missing. (2)The Speech breathed new life into the Declaration of Independence. The speech reminded Americans that all men ARE created equal.
Written by James L. Cotton, Jr. with the forward by former Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr. of Tennessee. Paperback. 2013. 6" x 9". 480 pages.
The Greatest Speech, Ever