For those that may not have read this book - Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America (Simon & Schuster Lincoln Library) - it won a Pulitzer and National Book Critics Circle Award.
In a masterly work, Garry Wills shows how Lincoln reached back to the Declaration of Independence to write the greatest speech in the nation’s history.
Originally published 1992/93 and then a paperback was published in 2006.
A very detailed read about how President Lincoln, worked so diligently to address language and the right words to meet any and all occassions without completely giving to the liberals/progressives of the day.
My dad is 72 today. In his lifetime he has taught ballroom dancing, got accepted into West Point but family convinced him not to go, won a full scholarship for singing, offered a job in the NSA but also didn’t take it, was one of two chosen in BMT during Vietnam to do intel for the frontlines from Okinawa, was a DJ for a very popular radio show, quit his job and became a full time caretaker of my Nana with Alzheimer’s when his two other siblings wouldn’t, couldn’t find a job when he had to put her somewhere and become “the truck guy” and unloads trucks at 72, and most importantly RAISED ME BY HIMSELF! And yes that’s a run on sentence but I don’t care 🤣 Happy Birthday to “Me Ole Geezard” ❤️
A message from Dave.