Lincoln's Sword

Mr. 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… read more

Mr. 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. 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.

“The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship Tenth Annual Symposium” was held by the Abraham Lincoln Institute of the Mid-Atlantic at the National Archives II in College Park, Maryland. close

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Program ID:
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Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
College Park, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
Apr 07, 2007 | 5:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Oct 02, 2007 | 1:18am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Apr 07, 2007 | 5:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 19, 2007 | 11:15am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 01, 2007 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 02, 2007 | 1:18am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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