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I would like to respond to the unkind and unfair comments that the liberal press have made concerning Mr. Trump's recent speech, which they claim was plagiarized from President Lincoln's immortal words. There is absolutely no truth in these accusations. First, however much one may admire Lincoln, any American is allowed to express patriotic feelings without infringing his copyright. And second, Mr. Trump did not even say the same thing. Mr. Lincoln, as every schoolchild knows, said "government o...
A couple highlights:"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.""It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they...
I had to memorize this in school *frowns*, but even though I was reluctant and complained and fussed...I can't help admitting that part of me loved it. The words, the sweetly powerful way they were arranged, the flow of the sentences and the love behind those words...it was all so amazing, so beautiful. You can almost feel the love, the passion, behind every comma and every letter and every period. Abraham Lincoln was a great man. Thank God for men who shaped our country in His grace!
On November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, the first and featured speaker, Edward Everett, spoke for two hours. Abraham Lincoln then stood and spoke for about two minutes, and with 260 words gave what many consider the greatest speech in American history.
I first had to read and memorize this speech while in high school. At that time there was no way I understood the full meaning and importance of this speech. Over the years I have read it many other times and it has come to mean so much more. It is one of the best and most important speeches ever given in my opinion. It has so much meaning and something that every one should read and study at least once.
Current Review 2019 (a previous review below):How this review came into being. I read this address in advance of reading Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America by Garry Wills. I read the address from Address>Wikisource. At this website are listed various drafts of the speech. I chose the Bliss Copy as it is the only copy signed by Lincoln. It seems to be the same speech engraved on the Lincoln Memorial. (Blinking screen and flipping screens make it difficult for me to be completely...
In large lettering, this book reprints Lincoln's most famous speech, overlaying the text upon actual photographs of Civil War battlefields, paintings of the Founding Fathers, maps, period drawings of battles, and period newspaper clippings. The original speech, in Lincoln's own writing, is reprinted at the end of the book.Some will complain you can find the Gettysburg Address all over the Internet for free. But there's little doubt most kids (and adults) learn better when they have visual images...
I am not American, so I was not familiar with this before reading it today and I truly understand its enduring measure. It is beautiful and inspiring.
The audio edition I "read" included some of the history prior to Lincoln's speech and some of the history after the reconstruction period, including some inspirational words from Martin Luther King.
Worthy evasions and delusions. If America were as it imagines, there would have been no civil war.
Abraham Lincoln was an amazing man, and an amazing President. In today's political climate it is interesting to go back and read his words.
In this entire speech, this is the only thing that really stuck with me:But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. It's a beautiful thought, and a wonderful expression of the humbleness that we ought to have for the sacrifices of martyrs.Sadly, the rest of the speech wasn't nearly as good. Lincoln paints the Civil War as a conf...
There is no cleaver or surprising way to introduce this speech. Written 150 years ago today, it is one of the definitive speeches of American history. This short speech was hardly so ambitious from Lincoln's view and he didn't intend it to be more than some token words to dedicate the National Cemetery at Gettysburg. He started off by reminding the audience present that it had only been 87 ears since the The Declaration of Independence, and now they were about to dedicate a cemetery to those who...
I really liked this book. This book is basically just the Gettysburg address in picture book form. The thing I liked was its amazing illustrations. The thing I didn't like is that it doesn't describe things like how did the Gettysburg address impact America or other facts about the Gettysburg address but a pretty good book.
This edition is from the 'Penguin Great Ideas' series and includes the following speeches:Peoria Speech'House Divided' SpeechCooper Institute AddressFarewell AddressFirst Inaugural AddressGettysburg AddressResponse to Serenade, 1864Second Inaugural AddressResponse to Serenade, 1865Lincoln's Final Public Address
This is a very short but poignant book. Everyone has heard the Gettysburg Address. I did not realize there were different versions. The one we most likely know well is the Bliss version or the 5 th version. Look at that speech, line by line....it was powerful then and it is powerful today.
Winning the war of words.
Penguin Great Ideas: 8/100, Series Four: 2/10 I so fucking love Lincoln's speeches and everything else about him.
Yup, still matters!
Words so distant and so relevantLincoln’s words are ringing in my ears today. The anarchists who try to overthrow our country cannot win. The resolve of freedom loving men an women will prevail against those that try to shackle us to the slavery of socialism and poverty. The freedom to live life as each of us sees fit, not to be told we must give up our freedom and liberty so that it can be taken by force. There has never been a communist/ socialist government that has peacefully taken and held
"that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth"Decided to read this a few times, mainly because of the strong reference to this particular speech in 'Lincoln The Unknown' by Dale Carnegie. To set the record straight, the entire speech was there, but I went over this just a few times more hoping to understand what made this one of the greatest speeches of all time.
Interesting, I didn't realize there were 5 different versions of the Gettysburg Address. I was left with wanting to know if anyone has even tried to search for the Wills copy?Has anyone written a book on how the Gettysburg Address had an impact on America, lets say 100 years after it was heard?Also, how was life for the Civil War photographers, Matthew Brady and Alexander Gardner after the war?
It's the freaking Gettysburg Address. How can you not give it 5 stars? I could go for a shorter introduction by the author though. I don't really care about your dad, guy. Get to the Lincoln talky bits.Here are a few more thoughts. It has pictures, so that's cool. Off the top of my head, I would list the Gettysburg Address as a top 5 speech ever given.Other than the GA (that's what I call it), there was the best man speech I gave at my friend's wedding, the impromptu speech in 9th grade English
The illustrations in this picture book resemble murals in their rich colors and detailed human features. Accompanying phrases from the Gettsyburg Address, delivered by President Abraham Lincoln on November 19, 1863, each of the images fill two pages in eye-popping fashion. Readers will certain notice the detail of the illustrations, but they will also be intrigued that those same images offer an illustrated timeline of the nation's sometimes turbulent history. The book contains the entire speech...
The pictures really fit the tone of the speech and show children some of the history behind what was happening at that time. I think this book would be a great one to read when students study the Civil War and have to memorize the Gettysburg Address. It would give visual learners something to help them remember the different parts of the speech.
Of the handful of political speeches that I value, this is one.
Probably the greatest political speech over made at exactly the moment it needed to be made.
read this in school in history class and found on youtube and listened to it
Definitely worth spending the time to memorize.