Zachary Gold (1918–53) was an American screenwriter and short story writer. Born in Brooklyn and educated at the University of Wisconsin, he wrote a considerable number of notable short stories, variously published in the Saturday Evening Post, Collier’s, and Reader’s Digest. His stories include “I Got a Name,” “Spring Over Brooklyn,” “Top of the Mountain,” and “The Answer.” With playwright Clifford Odets, he wrote the screenplay for the 1946 Joan Crawford-vehicle Humoresque. He died in Los Angeles, California.
Author: Zachary Gold
This story, originally published by Collier’s in 1945, imagines the events leading to Abraham Lincoln’s delivery of the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863 through the viewpoint of a (fictional) black servant to David Wills, Lincoln’s host in Gettysburg.