Film, Video Douglas Wilson - Lincoln's Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words. Lincoln's Sword

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Title

  • Douglas Wilson - Lincoln's Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words.

Other Title

  • Lincoln's Sword

Summary

  • Considered a simpleton by Civil War-era literati, Abraham Lincoln shocked the intellectual establishment with his considerable prowess with a pen. From the Gettysburg Address to the Emancipation Proclamation, the president used his words to hold the nation together and exert his political power. Leading Lincoln scholar Douglas L. Wilson discussed his new book, "Lincoln's Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words" in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book. According to Wilson, seeing Lincoln "as an experienced writer in the presidential chair offers a window on his presidency, as well as a key to his accomplishments." Lincoln's rise in the public's estimation from unpromising prairie politician to great national hero is a well-known chapter in American history. "Lincoln's Sword" tries to show how his unrecognized talent for writing contributed to this celebrated transformation.

Names

  • Library of Congress.
  • Library of Congress. Center for the Book, sponsoring body.

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2007-02-21.

Headings

  • -  Biography, History
  • -  Literature
  • -  Government, Law
  • -  Presidents

Notes

  • -  Classification: General Works.
  • -  Classification: History: America.
  • -  Classification: Language and Literature.
  • -  Classification: Political Science.
  • -  Douglas Wilson.
  • -  Recorded on 2007-02-21.
  • -  Kids, Families.
  • -  Researchers.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021687811

Online Format

  • video
  • image

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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Center For The Book. Douglas Wilson - Lincoln's Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -02-21, 2007. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687811/.

APA citation style:

Library Of Congress & Library Of Congress. Center For The Book, S. B. (2007) Douglas Wilson - Lincoln's Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -02-21. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687811/.

MLA citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Center For The Book. Douglas Wilson - Lincoln's Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -02-21, 2007. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021687811/>.