Storm Over the Land

Just finished reading chapter 15 (Lincoln Speaks at Gettysburg) of this book and was blown away. The Gettysburg Address was only 10 sentences and about 5 minutes long, but he sure ‘nailed it.’ I’d heard before -and re-read tonight – that Lincoln was not the ‘featured speaker’ that day; instead, it was a man named Edward Everett, who orated for roughly two hours. No one remembers him or what he said…

I think perhaps I should commit the G.A. to memory as ‘extra credit’ work in my PCW…

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