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Gettysburg Address' Genius Lies in Its Simplicity

Nov. 18, 2013

Lincoln's 1863 Gettysburg Address is famous, but best appreciated with the backstory. For that, there's nobody finer than Ron Rietveld, Lincoln historian and professor emeritus of history at Cal State Fullerton.

As for Lincoln's speech, well, as Rietveld explains: “He didn't have a whole lot of time to prepare.”

Orange County Register columnist Teryl Zarnow interviewed Ron Rietveld, an Abraham Lincoln historian and professor of history emeritus at Cal State Fullerton about the Gettysburg Address, delivered 150 years ago in November, 1863. Read the full article  online . Content is behind a paywall and may not be available without either a subscription or a small fee. 

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