“Lincoln” through the eyes of a Civil War expert; Guelzo reviews Spielberg film

Gettysburg College’s Prof. Allen Guelzo, a Civil War era scholar, reviews director Steven Spielberg’s celebrated film for “The Daily Beast”
With nearly $65 million in domestic box office sales, it is clear that director Steven Spielberg’s film Lincoln, a depiction of President Abraham Lincoln and his fight to pass the 13th Amendment, has garnered a tremendous amount of attention and acclaim from American viewers.

For the average movie-goer, the film serves as an opportunity to nestle into a cushioned seat, dive wrist-deep into a bucket of popcorn, and enjoy two and a half hours of evening entertainment– maybe even learning a thing or two about the United States’ 16th president in the process.

But how does Lincoln stack up for a renowned Civil War expert?

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