Article published in The New Yorker on Lincoln

Illustration by David Hughes

Illustration by David Hughes

I received from William Vodrey, President of the Cleveland Round Table and one of our speakers last year, an email with a link to an article that was published in The New Yorker. Here is the link to the article:  http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2007/05/28/angels-and-ages


While the article is rather long, I found it to be very interesting. I learned new information about both what was said at Lincoln’s death and what was also recorded about what he said at the Gettysburg Address. It seems there is some controversy about both. But it is relevant for we Cincy Round Tablers, as the author of the article consults Harold Holzer as well as has quotes from the 1865 Cincinnati Daily Gazette. Holzer will be speaking this Sunday, November 6th at 2:00 pm at The Hebrew Union College, and our November Round Table speaker, David Dixon will also talk about the Gettysburg dedication ceremony. How is that for keeping things current and relevant? 

So click on the above link , and read what I think you will find to be a rather well done article.

Tom Williams