Wednesday, January 21, 2004

New Current Read...

I've finished The Revenge of Conscience and will post my final remarks on it tonight. The next book on my list is Lincoln's Greatest Speech by Ronald White. It's not about the Gettysburg Address... his greatest speech is considered to be his Second Inaugural address. From the publisher, "In 703 words, delivered slowly, Lincoln transformed the meaning of the suffering brought about by the Civil War. He offered reunification, not revenge. Among those present were black soldiers and confederate deserters, ordinary citizens from all over, the black leader Frederick Douglass, the Cabinet, and other notables. John Wilkes Booth is visible in the crowd behind the president as he addresses posterity."

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