Gettysburg replies : the world responds to Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg address

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Almost five months after the Civil War's deadliest clash, President Abraham Lincoln and other Union leaders gathered to dedicate the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The program for the occasion featured music, prayer, orations, and benedictions. In the middle of it all, the president gave a few commemorative remarks, speaking for just two minutes, delivering what we now know as the Gettysburg Address. Challenged to mark the enormity of the battle--which had turned the tide of the war, though neither side realized it yet--Lincoln used 272 words in ten sentences to rededicate the Union to the preservation of freedom. It remains the most important statement of our nation's commitment to personal liberty since the Revolutionary War and has become one of the most important speeches in American history, a cornerstone of who we are as a country. A century and a half later, we still hold Lincoln's message in our hearts. For Gettysburg Replies, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum challenged presidents, judges, historians, filmmakers, poets, actors, and others to craft 272 words of their own to celebrate Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address, or a related topic that stirs their passions. President Jimmy Carter reveals how the Gettysburg Address helped bring Egypt and Israel closer at the Camp David Peace Accords. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor reflects on Lincoln's dedication to the importance of civic education. General Colin Powell explains how Martin Luther King Jr. took up Lincoln's mantle and carried it forward. Filmmaker Steven Spielberg touches on the benefits and perils of hero worship. Poet Laureate Billy Collins explores the dichotomy between the private man who wrote poetry ("My Childhood Home I See Again") and the president who stood before all. Attorney Alan Dershowitz echoes Lincoln's words to rally us to the freedom from weapons of mass destruction. Gettysburg Replies features images of important Lincoln documents and artifacts, including the first copy of the address that Lincoln wrote out after delivering it, the program from the cemetery dedication, Lincoln's presidential seal, and more. Together, these words and images create a lasting tribute not only to Lincoln himself but also the power of his devotion to freedom.
Walking with Lincoln / Tom Amandes
Lincoln and Eureka College / J. David Arnold
Greater efforts, grander victories / Julian Bond
The Gettysburg story / Jake Boritt
A common path taken / John Borling
On the occasion of the great leaving / Robert Bray
The dark horse candidate / Edward M. Burke
The business of words / Ken Burns
The Gettysburg Address : rewriting America's foundational narrative / William D. Burns
Truth / President George H.W. Bush
A powerful reminder / President George W. Bush
The long march / Amy Carlson
Gettysburg Address / President Jimmy Carter
Our struggle was their struggle / Richard Carwardine
Rebuild together / President Bill Clinton
One thousand five hundred and seventy days / Catherine Clinton
On a poem by Lincoln : "My childhood home I see again" / Billy Collins
Lincoln's world language / James M. Cornelius
A new nation / Jeremy T. Crandall
The concept of accountability / Keith David
Unfinished work / Alan M. Dershowitz
I am a foreigner / Danian C. Douglas
Overalls / Richard H. Driehaus
Our greatest treasure / Tammy Duckworth
Gettysburg : rebirth of the revolution / Dick Durbin
A new American anthem / Jason Emerson
Lincoln in memory and mission / Richard W. Etulain
The unfinished business of slavery / Nicholas J. Evans
Will America sacrifice as it did in the Civil War? / Guy C. Fraker
Gettysburg is not only in Pennsylvania / Nikki Giovanni
What would Mr. Lincoln think? / Bill Goodman
Equal opportunity to influence / Ginny Greer
The ennobling universal passion / Allen C. Guelzo
Canvassing the vote / Dan Guillory
The best place on earth / Samuel R. Harris
Each must enlist / Gary R. Herbert
Footsteps / Katherine Hitchcock
Gettysburg calls us to our solemn duty / Jackie Hogan
Long remembered / Harold Holzer
Saying much in little / William Howarth
No greater words / Sally Jewell
History is a cause / Gary T. Johnson
Republicanism renewed / Howard Jones
Words to music / John William Jones
Clarity of purpose / Kathleen Kennedy
Lincoln walking at night / Amanda L. Kilpatrick
"In God we trust" / Carla Knorowski
Mystery in the history of the Gettysburg Address / Michelle A. Krowl
Photo essay / Annie Leibovitz
Four score and seven Lincolns / David H. Leroy
A look at a people / Caleb Lewis
I heard Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg Address / Salvador Litvak
Fallen heroes / James Lovell
Freedom : given by God, defended by man / Allen J. Lynch
Conceived in liberty / Phil W. Magness
A timeless call to action / Suzanne Malveaux
Immigration to America / John F. Marszalek
Lincoln's world and Gettysburg / Robert E. May
150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address / Matthew H. Mead
Learning from Lincoln / Michael Medved
Transition in South Africa / Babalwa Mhlauli
Democracy persists / Richard Lawrence Miller
Visions of Lincoln : a century on screen / Nell Minow
More information, less understanding / Newton N. Minow
Reply / President Barack H. Obama
Building on Lincoln's legacy / Douglas R. Oberhelman
Abraham Lincoln and the vital importance of civic education / Sandra Day O'Connor
Proud disciples / Maureen Orth
An unfinished masterpiece / Eboo Patel
The long shadow of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address / Jared Peatman
In the throes of democracy / Graham A. Peck
Lincoln in the world / Kevin Peraino
Remembering a second birth of freedom / Matthew Pinsker
Fate and circumstance / Adam Pitluk
The march must continue / Colin L. Powell
The will of the people / Patrick J. Quinn
Finishing their work / Grace Richards
A continuing obligation / J. Joe Ricketts
272 words of hope / Karen Roth
Battlefields for equal justice / Nancy Rousseau
The promise of greater access / Eric Schmidt
Hubris in 272 words / Thomas F. Schwartz
10 sentences, 4 clauses / Pete Seeger
Demand the best / Judith Sheindlin
A time-sensitive document / Scott Simon
The unfinished work before us / Brooks D. Simpson
The attractive vision of a better world / Steven Spielberg
Genealogy apology / Kevin Stein
The will of the people / Randall L. Stephenson
The global meaning of the Gettysburg Address / Louise L. Stevenson
Turn to Lincoln / Charles B. Strozier
People like to eat / Evelyn Brandt Thomas with Karl Barnhart
Lincoln's railroad / Robert W. Turner
The Lincoln seedbed / Neil deGrasse Tyson
Let's build a civilization based on universal values / Lech Walesa
Let their lives shine / Scott Walker
An American keystone / David Walser
We are the benefactors of change agents / Robin White
Words that count / Robert S. Willard
A young girl's advice / Karen B. Winnick.

Additional Information
Subjects Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865. -- Gettysburg address.
Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Influence.
Publisher Guilford, Connecticut :Lyons Press,2015
Contributors Knorowski, Carla, editor.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, issuing body.
Language English
Notes Introduction by James M. Cornelius, Ph.D.
Description xix, 204 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN 9781493009121
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