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Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural

by White, Jr., Ronald C.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Retail Price: $24.00 hardcover
Issue: Summer 2002
ISBN: 0743212983

While the Gettysburg Address is largely considered Lincoln's crowning speech, this study reveals that his second inaugural address has profound elements overlooked in current scholarship. Ronald C. White Jr. meticulously examines this second address to find forerunners of Lincoln's messages in letters and other personal correspondence.

review of Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural, by White, Jr., Ronald C., Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2002).