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Lincoln was asked to memorialize the grisly battle at Gettysburg. Instead, he gave the nation "a new birth of freedom"--by tracing its first birth to the Declaration of Independence, which called all men equal, rather than the Constitution, which tolerated slavery. Here is a brilliant account of the making of Lincoln's masterpiece. Photos.

Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Re-Made America 1992, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780671769567