The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation

The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation

by Jonathan Hennessey, Aaron McConnell

Paperback(Original)

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Overview

The Gettysburg Address: A Graphic Adaptation is a full-color illustrated look at Abraham Lincoln’s most famous speech, the bloody battle of the Civil War that prompted it, and how they led to a defining point in the history of America.
 
Most of us can recall “Four score and seven years ago,” but much of what we know about Abraham Lincoln’s oration has been forgotten after high school.
 
Using Lincoln’s words as a keystone, and drawing from first-person accounts, The Gettysburg Address shows us the events through the eyes of those who lived through the events of the War, from soldiers to slaves.
 
Writer Jonathan Hennessey and illustrator Aaron McConnell illuminate history with vibrant, detailed graphics and captions that deliver a fresh understanding of this vital speech.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061969768
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/25/2013
Edition description: Original
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 620,473
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Hennessey is a writer of fiction and nonfiction. He lives in Los Angeles.

Aaron McConnell is a freelance illustrator living in Oregon.


Jonathan Hennessey is a writer of fiction and nonfiction. He lives in Los Angeles.

Aaron McConnell is a freelance illustrator living in Oregon.

What People are Saying About This

Jonathan Valania

“[A] must-read graphic novel treatment of the history, meaning and evolution of the United States Constitution. It should be a staple of every high school history class.”

Cory Doctorow

“A sweet, quick, thoroughgoing history of the U.S. Constitution . . . You’d be hard-pressed to find a better primer for bringing the kids, foreigners and forgetful in your life up to speed.”

Chris Wilson

“Aaron McConnell’s illustrations are brilliant in their effectiveness of depicting complex themes and ideas in discernable ways. The style is reminiscent of the political cartoons of yore and his use of iconography is clever and informative.”

Charles Moss

“Before Obama is sworn in as the next U.S. president in January, let Hennessey and McConnell’s The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation be your refresher course.”

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