Sunday, February 8, 2009

Looking for Lincoln: The Making of an American Icon

Looking for Lincoln: The Making of an American Icon by Peter W. Kunhardt, Philip B. Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt Jr., David Herbert Donald (Foreword by), Doris Kearns Goodwin (Introduction)
Told through the voices of those who knew the man—Northerners and Southerners, blacks and whites, neighbors and family members, adversaries and colleagues—and through stories carefully selected from long-forgotten newspapers, magazines, and family scrapbooks, Looking for Lincoln charts the dramatic epilogue to Lincoln’s extraordinary life when, in a process fraught with jealousy, greed, and the struggle for power, the scope of his historical significance was taking shape. Looking for Lincoln is the companion volume to a PBS special.

2 comments:

William Safire/NYT Book Review said...

...Enough to ignite a lifelong interest in the era that reveals the most about our history.

Alfredo Sosa/Christian Science Monitor said...

By thumbing through this lavishly illustrated and well-organized book, we...bear witness to the generations that shaped Lincoln’s legacy...The photo gallery of all known Lincoln portraits is not to be missed.