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Looking for Lincoln: The Making of an American Icon by Philip B Kunhardt III Online



Looking for Lincoln: The Making of an American Icon

Looking for Lincoln: The Making of an American Icon

  • Title: Looking for Lincoln: The Making of an American Icon
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  • ISBN : 9780307267139
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 512 pages


In honor of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln s birth, an extensively researched, lavishly illustrated consideration of the myths, memories, and questions that gathered around our most beloved and our most enigmatic president in the years between his assassination and the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in 1922 A sequel to the enormously successful Lincoln An Illust In honor of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln s birth, an extensively researched, lavishly illustrated consideration of the myths, memories, and questions that gathered around our most beloved and our most enigmatic president in the years between his assassination and the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in 1922 A sequel to the enormously successful Lincoln An Illustrated Biography, Looking for Lincoln picks up where the previous book left off, examining how our sixteenth president s legend came into being.Availing themselves of a vast collection of both published and never before seen materials, the authors the fourth and fifth generations of a family of Lincoln scholars bring into focus the posthumous portrait of Lincoln that took hold in the American imagination, becoming synonymous with the nation s very understanding of itself 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.In vibrant and immediate detail, the authors chart the years when Americans struggled to understand their loss and rebuild their country Here is a chronicle of the immediate aftermath of the assassination the private memories of those closest to the slain president the difficult period between 1876 and 1908, when a tired nation turned its back on the former slaves and betrayed Lincoln s teachings and the early years of the twentieth century when Lincoln s popularity soared as African Americans fought to reclaim the ideals he espoused Looking for Lincoln will deeply enhance our understanding of the statesman and his legacy, at a moment when the timeless example of his leadership is crucial than ever


Author Philip B Kunhardt III




Looking for Lincoln: The Making of an American Icon Reviews (28)

  • A visual arts heavy biography that starts with Lincoln s assassination, and moved forward through time, exploring what information was released or discovered when Largely about the historiography and mythologizing of Lincoln over time.It s a huge, unwieldy, coffee table book, so it wasn t exactly on [..]

  • Having read a number of biographies about Lincoln, I was intrigued by this book that looked at the Lincoln legacy from the date of his assassination until 1926 The pictures in the book are amazing, and the stories of the many biographers of Lincoln and of the later lives of those who knew him are in [..]

  • Reading this amazing book, about how Lincoln s legend grew in the years after his death, is like taking a ride in a time machine For one thing, it is profusely illustrated with photographs and artwork from the period But than that, the text itself brings the period alive It is filled with first han [..]

  • When I got this book from the library I intended to just open it and browse through it for a few minutes I ended up staying on that couch and spending a couple HOURS with this book It begins at Lincoln s assassination and everything that happened after, and Lincoln s legacy, all told with fascinatin [..]

  • When I first saw this book I merely gave it a quick glance over, and concluded I didn t need another Lincoln picture book I already had a copy of Twenty Days co authored by Philip Kunhardt Jr I didn t realize at the time that the authors of Looking for Lincoln were the sons and grandson of Philip Ku [..]

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