Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America

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Simon and Schuster, 1992 - Death - 317 pages
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In a work of extraordinary scholarship and intellectual power, acclaimed by critics across the country, Wills lays bare the true meaning and intent of Lincoln's historic speech--272 words that changed the future of our country.

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Biographies of Lincoln have never been in short supply. Opinionated, contradictory essays on the sixteenth president have been as numberless as stars. Garry Wills' Lincoln at Gettysburg stands out ... Read full review

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2590. Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America, by Garry Wills (read 12 Mar 1994) (Pulitzer Nonfiction prize in 1993) (National Book Critics Circle criticism award for 1992) This 1992 book ... Read full review


Key to Brief Citations
Oratory of the Greek Revival
Gettysburg and the Culture of Death
The Transcendental Declaration
Revolution in Thought
Revolution in Style
The Site
Four Funeral Orations
Index to the Gettysburg Address
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Garry Wills, 1934 - Garry Wills was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1934. Wills received a B.A. from St. Louis University in 1957, an M.A. from Xavier University of Cincinnati in 1958, an M.A. (1959) and a Ph.D. (1961) in classics from Yale. Wills was a junior fellow of the Center for Hellenic Studies from 1961-62, an associate professor of classics and adjunct professor of humanities at Johns Hopkins University from 1962-80. Wills was the first Washington Irving Professor of Modern American History and Literature at Union College, and was also a Regents Professor at the University of California in Santa Barbara, Silliman Seminarist at Yale, Christian Gauss Lecturer at Princeton, W.W. Cook Lecturer at the University of Michigan Law School, Hubert Humphrey Seminarist at Macalester College, Welch Professor of American Studies at Notre Dame University and Henry R. Luce Professor of American Culture and Public Policy at Northwestern University (1980-88). Wills is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and his articles appear frequently in The New York Review of Books. Wills is the author of "Lincoln at Gettysburg," which won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1993 and the NEH Presidential Medal, "John Wayne's America," "A Necessary Evil: A History of American Distrust of Government" and "The Kennedy Imprisonment." Other awards received by Wills include the National Book Critics Award, the Merle Curti Award of the organization of American Historians, the Wilbur Cross Medal from Yale Graduate School, the Harold Washington Book Award and the Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting, which was for writing and narrating the 1988 "Frontline" documentary "The Candidates.

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