«Thanks to Richard A. Katula’s superb book, an altogether fitting and proper consequence of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday observance will be the rediscovery of the man who gave the other speech at the dedication of Gettysburg’s national cemetery. Edward Everett - statesman, educator, and orator - thus emerges in the twenty-first century as the nineteenth century knew him to be, an important figure in American history. And with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War fast approaching, his star should long continue to rise.» (Howard Coffin, distinguished historian of the 19th century, Civil War author and preservationist)
«Richard A. Katula brilliantly discusses the other orator at Gettysburg. Edward Everett, as the author makes abundantly clear, was a statesman in his own right. His service as an administrator, ambassador, and orator of the day added luster to nineteenth century American democracy. Anyone interested in the middle period of our history should read this book.» (Frank J. Williams, Founding Chair of the Lincoln Forum, former Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court)
About the Author
The Author: Richard A. Katula is Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Professor Katula received his Ph.D. in rhetorical studies at the University of Illinois. He is the author or co-author of three other books, the most recent of which is A Synoptic History of Classical Rhetoric
, 3rd Ed. (2003). He has also written and produced an award-winning documentary, The Gettysburg Address: A Speech for the Ages
(2000). Professor Katula is a two-time Fulbright Scholar to Greece, and is currently the director of a National Endowment for the Humanities workshop entitled, «The American Lyceum: The Rhetoric of Idealism, Opportunity, and Abolition». (www.americanlyceum.neu.edu). Professor Katula is a frequent guest on radio and television programs on subjects such as political rhetoric and presidential debates.