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The Gettysburg Address by Jonathan Hennessey
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Nov 19, 2013

it was amazing
bookshelves: graphic-novels
Recommended to Ken by: Jeffrey Seglin

I found this book revelational. Broken down into chapters named after passages of the Gettysburg Address, the book covers much more than the titular speech, from the founding of our country to the motivations and consequences of the Civil War. My education in American history is sorely lacking, and The Gettysburg Address taught me many things that I'd never spent much time thinking about: the discrepancies between the Declaration and the Constitution; why slavery abounded in the South but not the North; how the Battle of Gettysburg was won; how Lincoln's assassination negatively affected the post-war reconciliation between the states. I lack the knowledge to be a critical reader of history and so cannot confidently identify where this book falls short. But I do recommend this graphic novel as an easy and enjoyable way to learn more than what an elementary education taught us.
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Reading Progress

November 19, 2013 – Shelved
November 19, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
November 19, 2013 – Shelved as: graphic-novels
December 1, 2013 – Started Reading
December 7, 2013 – Finished Reading

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