The Graphic Novel

Book - 2009
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Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is familiar to all Americans. But never has his most famous speech--his 271 indelible words--been presented in such a visual and accessible format. Graphic artist and Civil War aficionado C. M. Butzer deftly uses a detailed, comic-book style to depict the Battle of Gettysburg; the national movement to create a memorial there; and the quiet day in 1863 when Lincoln delivered his galvanizing speech. Butzer uses only primary sources for the text, drawing from first-person letters and diaries, speeches, and Lincoln's own writing to unpack this series of historical events. The address itself is played out over eighteen pages, with every phrase given a visual interpretation that will resonate with young readers.
Publisher: New York : Bowen Press/Collins, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061561757
Call Number: 973.7349 BUTZER
Characteristics: 80 p. : chiefly ill.
Subjects: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863.


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