Globe Pequot / Lyons Press
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978-1-4930-0912-1 • Hardback • April 2015 • $26.95 • (£20.99)
978-1-4930-2440-7 • Paperback • April 2018 • $19.95 • (£14.99)
978-1-4930-1766-9 • eBook • April 2015 • $18.99 • (£14.99)
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois, has presented the Lincoln legacy to more than 3 million visitors since April 2005. It has collected and preserves more Lincoln artifacts in its collections than any other institution.
Carla Knorowski is the CEO of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation and writes a regular column for the foundation’s magazine, “Four Score and Seven.” A former managing director of the Chicago Humanities Festival, she earned her PhD in public policy and political science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has been recognized as a Point of Light by President George H. W. Bush and the Points of Light Foundation.
“The Gettysburg Address is the most famous and almost certainly the greatest speech ever made by an American president. These reflections can only go to deepen our appreciation for the elegance of the words and unique leadership they reflect.” --Scott Turow—
“In 272 words, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address extolled the soldiers who had given the last full measure of devotion that the nation might live and experience a new birth of freedom. In the same number of words, the authors of these eloquent essays likewise reflect on the meaning of America and on the dedication and sacrifice of those who have made us what we are today.” --James M. McPherson, Civil War historian, multi-volume author, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era—