Book Discussion on Lincolns Sword

Douglas Wilson talked about his book, Lincoln’s Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words, published by Knopf. He described… read more

Douglas Wilson talked about his book, Lincoln’s Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words, published by Knopf. He described Lincoln’s development as a writer from his earliest work to his final speeches. Mr. Wilson argued that Lincoln was one of the best writers to serve as president and used his speeches and proclamations to help win the war and achieve his goals. After his presentation the author responded to audience members' questions.

This book won the 2007 Lincoln Prize. Wilson’s book, Honor’s Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln, was awarded the Lincoln Prize in 1999. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Lincolns Sword

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201269-4
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 29, 2007
Last Aired:
Oct 13, 2007

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  • Sep 29, 2007 | 10:23pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 30, 2007 | 4:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 13, 2007 | 3:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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