The Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address

A Graphic Adaptation

Paperback - 2013
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The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation is a full-color illustrated look at Abraham Lincoln's most famous speech, the bloody battle of the Civil War that prompted it, and how they led to a defining point in the history of America.

Most of us can recall "Four score and seven years ago," but much of what we know about Abraham Lincoln's oration has been forgotten after high school.

Using Lincoln's words as a keystone, and drawing from first-person accounts, The Gettysburg Address shows us the events through the eyes of those who lived through the events of the War, from soldiers to slaves.

Writer Jonathan Hennessey and illustrator Aaron McConnell illuminate history with vibrant, detailed graphics and captions that deliver a fresh understanding of this vital speech.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow/HarperCollins, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061969768
Characteristics: 214 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: McConnell, Aaron 1976-
Orzechowski, Tom


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Sep 22, 2016

A great look into the Gettysburg address and all of the context before and after. The author covers the build up to the civil war and the foundations of government that eventually caused the split, all the way to a brief discussion of the development of the 60's civil rights movement. Its a quick overview so not a lot of depth, but that's not what this is going for. Recommended for anyone looking for a good history graphic or those who are interested in the civil war. It is quite wordy (not a complaint) so it will probably appeal to teen and up. It would be a great resource for a secondary level history class.

ArapahoeStaff12 Aug 03, 2016

A very in depth look at the history behind Lincoln's most famous speech.


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Jul 28, 2016

This is an amazing in-depth study of the Gettysburg Address. The author carefully examines historical events and politics leading up to the address, the Civil War, and the founding of our nation. Phrase by phrase he explores what Lincoln hopes to accomplish through his simple yet enduring message. Fabulous and enlightening.


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