Holzer, Harold
January 2009
American Heritage;Winter2009, Vol. 58 Issue 6, p40
The article explores the style, method, and critical reception of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln's speechwriting and oratorical delivery. It presents the perspectives of American sculptor Leonardo Wells Volk and Lincoln's longtime law partner William H. Herndon on Lincoln's methods for composition, preparation, and inspiration for his speeches. Other topics include the Gettysburg Address, work habits, and discussion on U.S. slavery.


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