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Gettysburg Address (Little Books of Wisdom) Hardcover – June 15, 2010


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Product Details

  • Series: Little Books of Wisdom
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Applewood Books; Reprint edition (June 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557090734
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557090737
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.2 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #734,869 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

McCurdy creates powerful, large-scale black-and-white illustrations like those in his Giants in the Land to match Abraham Lincoln's classic speech in this handsome volume. On oversize pages, scenes of Lincoln delivering the address at the Gettysburg battlefield alternate with visualizations of the imagery contained in it. For example, a line of people carrying building tools marches across the pages as Lincoln proclaims that "it is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work." As Lincoln concludes, resolving that "government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth," the cheering crowd gazes out from the page into the future-a fitting conclusion to an American classic made new again. All ages.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal

K Up?McCurdy brings the important words of America's 16th president to life for a new generation of children bombarded by violent acts. With just a few lines of Lincoln's speech per double-page spread, a pace is established that allows the language to sink in and take hold. The wood engravings, depicting sweeping panoramas and crowds that continue beyond the page, provide the dark serious tone and high drama appropriate for the subject. (Interestingly, wood engravings were the choice of Leonard Everett Fisher in his interpretation of The Gettysburg Address [Watts, 1963; o.p.]). The scenes alternate between the action of battle and the quiet artifacts left behind, from a parade of slaves?"all men are created equal," to a processional of spirited laborers?"dedicated...to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced." These are interspersed with views of Lincoln addressing the crowd from various perspectives. A brief foreword by Gary Wills, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lincoln at Gettysburg (S.&S., 1992) provides insight into the reason for the common burial ground. An afterword by the illustrator explains his family connection to the Civil War and, therefore, his inspiration. A valuable addition for every collection.?Wendy Lukehart, Dauphin County Library, Harrisburg, PA
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I get emotional every time I read this.
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This speech showed us Abraham Lincoln at his best.
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The Great Liberator, leader, man, Lincoln.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Nanette on December 9, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I read this book aloud to my children. The text is simply the Gettysburg address, broken into phrases with an illustration for each thought. Two-thirds of the way through the book, I found myself weeping. The combination of Lincoln's eloquence and the illustrations touched me. I would recommend using this book to introduce students of any age to Lincoln's famous speech and the history associated with it.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By no on May 7, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is an incredible book. The Gettysburg Address was something I had to learn in school, but reading this book brings the speech to life.
I makes you really think about what is being said and brings it more to life. I have visited the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. and the Gettysburg Address is incredible in Marble but in this book it really makes you think about what happened during the Civil War and what it means to us today.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Shalom Freedman HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 31, 2005
Format: Paperback
What does Lincoln do at Gettysburg? Why are his words as moving today as they were when he uttered them?

I think that what he did is that he defined for America and Americans what it is, and what it means to be to itself. He did this in the most dignified and moving language imaginable with its deep Biblical cadences and its underlying tone of grief and dedication. He invokes the 'brave men living and dead'the heroic sacrifice of the war in order to urge a new dedication of freedom a new and higher realization of that fundamental human value which is so closely connected with the whole American enterprise. He defines not simply for those there, for those on that field the living and the dead, but for all American generations a ' new birth of freedom, so that government of the people by the people for the people shall not perish from this earth "
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D. Blankenship HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on November 20, 2006
Format: Paperback
I loved the art work in this particular work and felt it captured the essence of Lincoln's speach perfectly. I certainly am not going to do a critique on the speach itself, I really don't feel I have the right to do so. But I do feel the author/artist, through his black and white woodcut techinques added much to this famous work. It is certainly a book I am glad I added to my library. I have also found the kids at school seem to have a great appreciation for it also. Highly recommend this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rob Chichester on May 19, 2013
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The only description talked about photos and such to enhance the words of the address. There were no photos. I suppose I can't complain too much since it was free.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By June Woerz on December 10, 2012
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I would recommend this to anyone interested in history. Also my husband and I had toured the town of Gettysburg PA.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Michael on November 23, 2011
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This is a review of "Gettysburg Address [Kindle Edition]" - which is a 9 kb text of only the Gettysburg Address. I mention this because there are several different books available containing the Gettysburg address. For example, there is an illustrated version The Gettysburg Address, as well as several others.

Written and delivered in the days before electronic recordings, there is some question about "exactly" what words Abraham Lincoln spoke to the crowd at Gettysburg. As it stands now, there are five manuscripts of the Gettyburg Address extant:

1. John Nicolay Copy
2. John Hay Copy
3. Edward Everett Copy
4. George Bancroft Copy
5. Alexander Bliss Copy

In addition, a version was transcribed by the New York Times and printed on November 20, 1863.

This Kindle edition is a slight redaction of the Bancroft Copy. The differences are minor. The word written as "battle-field" by Lincoln is typed as "battlefield" in this version. Additionally, the punctuation is a bit distracting with the frequent use of ellipses in place of Lincoln's written dashes. Other than these minor nits, this is a useful text of the Gettysburg Address, one of the greatest speeches ever written and delivered.

For readers looking for information in great detail about the meaning and importance of this great American speech, I would recommend the following standard texts:

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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By aaa-Pam TOP 500 REVIEWER on January 19, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
There are surely many who would like to own a copy of the Gettysburg Address. Read with an understanding of the times, one can't help but be moved by the eloquence of Lincoln's words, and the careful crafting that made this one short speech, so memorable.

What I am reviewing here is the Free "Vanilla Electronic Text" version of the speech which is available for Kindle. Though serviceable, I can't recommend it. For whatever reason, the publishers have chosen to replace commas with elipses. So that you get:

Quote:
Now we are engaged in a great civil war ... testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated ... can long endure.

REALLY?!?

Available elsewhere, for free.

Pam T~
mom/history lover
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