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The Belief in a Just World: A Fundamental Delusion
Melvin Lerner

Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America (Simon & Schuster Lincoln Library)

Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America - Garry Wills I tend to be an "actions speak louder than works" kind of person. I think that, had the outcome of the war been different, maybe this speech would have meant nothing. I am not wholly convinced by his thesis that this one, very short speech totally changed most people's outlook on the constitution. But makes a compelling case and he is thorough. It's more worthwhile to read it both for a deeper understanding of how Lincoln viewed his presidency (especially illuminating compared to the recent former president) and for those interested in writing itself.