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The True Story Behind Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Illustrated by Albert Lorenz

Get the behind-the-scenes scoop on President Lincoln’s most famous speech, still resonant 150 years later.

In 1863, Abraham Lincoln gave one of the most important speeches in the history of the United States—the Gettysburg Address. It wasn’t even much a speech, really. Just a few remarks. Not meant to be remembered.

Yet 150 years later, those few remarks have been remembered. How come? What was the true meaning behind them? Where did they come from? Why is it so important that we never forget what President Lincoln said on that cold November day?

Originally published as A Three-Minute Speech, this concise, illustrated exploration of a momentous historical event is both fascinating and easy to read.

A. Jesse Jiryu Davis

Jennifer Armstrong is the author of numerous award-winning picture books and novels. Her works include Hugh Can DoChin Yu Min and the Ginger Cat, The Dreams of Mairhe Mehan (a BCCB Blue Ribbon Book), and Black-Eyed Susan. Her first novel, Steal Away, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, an ALA Notable book, and a Golden Kite Honor book. Other titles include Pockets, Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World, Magnus at the Fire, Photo by Brady, and Once Upon a Banana. She lives in New York state.

Albert Lorenz is an artist/illustrator/author who has worked freelance for more than thirty years in conjunction with teaching illustration at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. He is a native New Yorker always trying to expand his horizons. He began as an architectural illustrator and moved on to illustrating for advertising agencies, newspapers, and children’s books. His titles include The True Story Behind Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and Renovated Fairy Tales.


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