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Gettysburg Gospel: The Lincoln Speech That Nobody Knows

By: Civil/Boritt, Gabor

Price: $6.50

Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER:

Seller ID: 9780743288217

ISBN: 0743288211

Condition: USED


The words Abraham Lincoln spoke at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg comprise perhaps the most famous speech in history. Many books have been written about the Gettysburg Address and yet, as Lincoln scholar Gabor Boritt shows, there is much that we don't know about the speech. In "The Gettysburg Gospel" he tears away a century of myths, lies, and legends to give us a clear understanding of the greatest American's greatest speech. In the aftermath of the bloodiest battle ever fought in North America, the little town of Gettysburg was overwhelmed. This was wher... View more info

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Why the Civil War Came

By: Civil/Boritt, Gabor S.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 0195113764

ISBN: 0195113764

Condition: USED


In the early morning of April 12, 1861, Captain George S. James ordered the bombardment of Fort Sumter, beginning a war that would last four horrific years and claim a staggering number of lives. Since that fateful day, the debate over the causes of the American Civil War has never ceased. What events were instrumental in bringing it about? How did individuals and institutions function? What did Northerners and Southerners believe in the decades of strife preceding the war? What steps did they take to avoid war? Indeed, was the great armed conflict avoidable at all?Why the Civil War Came b... View more info