To the chagrin of countless historians and casual history buffs, the myths, legends, and rumors surrounding Lincoln's 272 famous words are just as widely known as the Gettysburg Address itself. Approaching the subject matter in a new and novel way, author Garry Wills presents a definitive reexamination of both the speech and President Abraham Lincoln. After reading this insightful tome you won't believe that anyone else dared to write about Honest Abe without the broad historical and cultural context provided by Wills.
A great addition to any Civil War library and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Cirlce Award, this comprehensive volume is a can't-miss. Slide this onto your book shelf for countless readings and rereadings through the years.
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