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In honor of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth comes this sequel to the enormously successful "Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography." This work picks up where the previous book left off, and examines how the 16th president's legend came into being.
- ISBN-13: 9780307267139
- ISBN-10: 030726713X
- Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
- Publish Date: November 2008
- Page Count: 494
The Kunhardt family has been maintaining a collection of Lincoln memorabilia and writing about him for five generations. Now, the authors of Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography are back with the follow-up volume Looking for Lincoln: The Making of an American Icon, published to commemorate the bicentennial of our 16th president's birth. It's an "exploration of how Lincoln was remembered and memorialized in the first six decades after his life," as Doris Kearns Goodwin writes in the introduction. Accordingly, the book begins on the day of Lincoln's assassination; readers may pore over eyewitness accounts, photos of Ford's Theatre and other materials associated with April 14, 1865. The book's exhaustive attention to detail continues apaceit includes photos of Lincoln's family and friends; wartime remembrances; Frederick Douglass' recollections of his first and last encounters with the president; and more. A photo gallery makes a fitting conclusion: the book offers a variety of perspectives on Lincoln's legacy, and the images show different aspects of one of our most revered presidents.