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    The Gettysburg Address (Penguin Great Ideas) (Paperback) By (author) Abraham Lincoln

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    DescriptionThe Address was delivered at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, during the American Civil War, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the decisive Battle of Gettysburg. In just over two minutes, Lincoln invoked the principles of human equality espoused by the Declaration of Independence and redefined the Civil War as a struggle not merely for the Union, but as 'a new birth of freedom' that would bring true equality to all of its citizens, and that would also create a unified nation in which states' rights were no longer dominant. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.


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    Title
    The Gettysburg Address
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Abraham Lincoln
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 111 mm
    Height: 181 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 92 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141043906
    ISBN 10: 0141043903
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865) was the 16th President of the United States. He successfully led the country through its greatest internal crisis, the American Civil War, preserving the Union and ending slavery. As the war was drawing to a close, Lincoln became the first American president to be assassinated. Before his election in 1860 as the first Republican president, Lincoln had been a lawyer, an Illinois state legislator, a member of the United States House of Representatives, and twice an unsuccessful candidate for election to the U.S. Senate.