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Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Echoes of the Bible and Book of Common Prayer

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A. E. Elmore


Paperback (Other formats: E-book)
280 pages, 6.125 x 9.25


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About the Book

While it is common knowledge that Abraham Lincoln’s writings were influenced by the King James Bible, until now no full-length study has shown the precise ways in which the Gettysburg Address uses its specific language. This revealing investigation provides a new way to think about the speech and its author.


A former trial lawyer and professor of law and literature, A. E. Elmore (1938–2016) contributed essays to a number of books, including American Fiction: Form and Function and The Vanderbilt Tradition, among others.