Provides an overview of slavery in America, the election and presidency of Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and the battle in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, leading to the writing of Lincoln's famous speech, the Gettysburg Address.
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Formerly an editor at the educational publisher Weekly Reader, Michael Burgan has been a freelance writer for 17 years. He has written more than 250 books for children and young adults, specializing in U.S. history, geography, and biographies of world leaders. He has also written fiction and adapted classic novels. Burgan has won several awards for his writing, and his plays for adult audiences have been staged across the United States. He graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BA in history. He currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his cat Callie.Review:
In November of 1863, President Abraham Lincoln journeyed to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. There, the previous July, the Union and Confederates armies of the east had waged the most cataclysmic battle of the Civil War. In three days of brutal combat over 52,00 --Children's Literature (CLCD)
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Book Description Compass Point Books, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110756521262