Civil War Chatroom Book Chat
This is a Civil War book discussion that was scheduled and held in the Civil War Home Chatroom.  What you see is the chat between the members as it occurred.  Each session consisted of discussing 2 or 3 chapters of the selected book and lasted about 1-1 1/2 hours.

Lincoln At Gettysburg
The Words That Remade America
Garry Wills

". . . Lincoln found the language , the imagery, the myths that are given their best and briefest embodiment at Gettysburg.  In order to penetrate the mystery of his "refounding" act, we must study all the elements of that stunning verbal coup.  Without Lincoln's knowing it himself, all his prior literary, intellectual, and political labors had prepared him for the intellectual revolution contained in those fateful 272 words. . . "

Table of Contents

Prologue-Business in Gettysburg
(Chat for Prologue & Chapter 1)

2.  Gettysburg and the Culture of Death
(Chat for Chapters 2 & 3)

4.  Revolution In Thought
(Chat for Chapters 4 & 5)

Epilogue - The Other Address
(chat for Epilogue and Appendices I & II)

    I.  What Lincoln Said: The Text
   II.  Where He Said It:  The Site
  III.  Four Funeral Orations
(Chat for Appendix III)

1.  Oratory of the Greek Revival

3.  The Transcendental Declaration

5.  Revolution in Style