Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America

By Gary Wills
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"Lincoln at Gettysburg" by Gary Wills is a concise and meticulous exploration of President Abraham Lincoln's concise yet profound Gettysburg Address. Wills delves into the historical context of the speech, highlighting the significance of the Battle of Gettysburg and its impact on the American Civil War. With insightful analysis, the author not only examines Lincoln's words but also the rhetoric techniques and classical influences employed by the President to craft this iconic address. Through a thoughtful and scholarly lens, Wills reveals how Lincoln's short but powerful speech transformed the meaning and purpose of the war, solidifying the concept of American exceptionalism and redefining the nation's values. "Lincoln at Gettysburg" provides readers with a deep appreciation for the transformative power of language and the pivotal role it played in shaping the course of American history.
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