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"A grand book Lincoln would have loved to read." (James David Barber, author of The Presidential Character)
"...stimulating, original, and altogether absorbing work." (David Herbert Donald, Harvard University)
Say something about yourself!
The book is pretty good. But the reader pro-noun-ces ev-ery syl-lable as a sep-er-ate word. After a few hours it drives you crazy. I had to give up on listening to it.
Well composed analysis of how and why the Gettysburg Address was written as it was. Places the ideas, grammar and intent at the time of its creation. Definitely of interest for anyone wanting to explore the address in terms of the currents of the time. Less convincing is Wills' proposition that the address forever altered political oratory. If brevity an concision are the thrust here, 'vene, vidi, vici'. While the book is excellent, and the reading good, the recording is not. This is one of the fuzziest files I've ever downloaded from Audible.
Not really a story about characters
A historian, dispassionately presenting his thesis.
Ken Burns already covered it.
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