Civil War Era Studies
Go find a copy of I Sing the Body Electric, Ray Bradbury's collection of short stories from which this chunk comes. Check it out of the library. Go buy it, you won't regret it.
Bradbury, in his short story, tells the tale of a man whose obsession is to bring the dead to life. Phipps wishes to make a film about Gettysburg, the film outlined in the passage above. A boy on his father's shoulders translates the Gettysburg Address from it's wind-borne course. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M. "Downwind from Gettysburg." Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public (February 7, 2013).