Lincoln's Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words
Douglas L. Wilson, codirector of the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, and 1999 Lincoln Prize winner for Honor's Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln, has again won the Lincoln Prize for Lincoln's Sword. Wilson says the book resulted from his work transcribing Lincoln's most famous writings for the Library of Congress, where he was struck by Lincoln's literary craftsmanship and penchant for revision. While a few reviewers criticize Wilson's academic prose sty...more
This book can be a bit heavy going at times, but it's a terrific...more
The material on the Emancipation Proclamation was interesting, but seemed to be missing something.
In short, the book concentrated on comparing various versions of Lincoln's various manuscripts. For those whowant a study of various versions of documents, this is their text....more
Douglas Lawson Wilson, born 1935