Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in Translation

ISBN: 0844400181
ISBN 13: 9780844400181
By: Abraham Lincoln Roy P. Basler

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The words of President Abraham Lincoln in the Gettysburg Address are as relevant and meaningful today as they were in 1863. This magnificent book is a stunning exploration of some of the most powerful words ever spoken in American history.

Reader's Thoughts

Kristen Leininger

Picture Book: Amazing illustrations that aid in understanding the Gettysburg Address.

Alix Turner

Inspiring is one word you could use to describe this book. The trick is getting children and students to take the time to like it.

Susan Alvarado

Something every American should read at least once in their life. Completely moving, especially in the times we live in today. We could all take a chapter out of Lincoln's book


What can you say? It's the Gettysburg Address.

Sara Caroline

This book is about the Gettysburg address and when Abe Lincoln got shot . Even though this book is small , it is still very good

Jill Brown

The only text in the book is Abraham Lincoln's speech. Every page is a few lines from his speech and illustrated to reflect what he was saying. There is an author's foreward to explain the history of it or importance of it.

Maurice Lacerda

This book makes you understand why Abraham Lincoln is one of the most important and celebrated statesmen of all time.


Of the handful of political speeches that I value, this is one.


words to speech with great illustrations


Some of the best speeches ever are super super short. Modern politicians could learn something from it.


Incredible woodcut illustrations that compliment the text very well. Great spacing of the speech so that there is time to discuss some of the big words that children probably won't know.


While we all, of course, applaud the sentiments, the speech is significantly shorter than I had supposed. I guess it adds punch to say a thing in fewer words. I am surprised by the emphasis on the dead and their contribution - in popular depiction, the Gettysburg Address focuses more on the living and what they can do, than the dead and what they can no longer do.


A beautifully illustrated version of the Gettysburg Address.

John Yelverton

Probably the greatest political speech over made at exactly the moment it needed to be made.

Lisa A.

If asked what great Americans past or present I would like to meet, Abraham Lincoln would definitely be in the top 10. His eloquent words stir the mind and the soul. They not only acknowledge the terrible state of our country during the Civil War but also give hope about what our country could become. It's been said that he wrote the Gettysburg Address while suffering from scarlet fever, if so he did an amazing job of overcoming his own pain and suffering to bring hope to our nation.

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