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Looking for Lincoln: The Making of an American Icon

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In honor of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincolns 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 presidents 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 nations 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 Lincolns 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 Lincolns teachings; and the early years of the twentieth century when Lincolns 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 more crucial than ever.

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In honor of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincolns birth, an extensively researched, lavishly illustrated consideration of the myths, memories, and questions that gathered around our most belovedand our most enigmaticpresident 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 presidents legend came into being.

Availing themselves of a vast collection of both published and never-before-seen materials, the authorsthe fourth and fifth generations of a family of Lincoln scholarsbring into focus the posthumous portrait of Lincoln that took hold in the American imagination, becoming synonymous with the nations very understanding of itself. Told through the voices of those who knew the manNortherners and Southerners, blacks and whites, neighbors and family members, adversaries and colleaguesand through stories carefully selected from long-forgotten newspapers, magazines, and family scrapbooks, Looking for Lincoln charts the dramatic epilogue to Lincolns 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 Lincolns teachings; and the early years of the twentieth century when Lincolns 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 more crucial than ever.

About the Author

Philip B. Kunhardt III is a writer-producer with Kunhardt Productions. Peter W. Kunhardt is executive producer of Kunhardt Productions. Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., is assistant director of development at the Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation. Along with their father, the late Philip B. Kunhardt, Jr., Philip and Peter are coauthors of Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography. Looking for Lincoln will be the companion volume to a PBS special of the same name to be aired in the winter of 2009. The Kunhardts are based in Chappaqua, New York.

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Whether you're a Lincoln buff or a history nut, this book will make your mouth water! This book has information that I've never read before and pictures of Lincoln and things pertaining to Lincoln that I've never seen before! This is one of the best Lincoln books that I've looked at. It's well worth the price!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307267139
Subtitle:
The Making of an American Icon
Author:
Kunhardt, Philip B
Author:
Kunhardt, Philip
Author:
Philip B. Kunhardt, III
Author:
Philip B. Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt, and Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr.
Author:
Kunhardt, Philip B. III
Author:
Kunhardt, Peter W.
Author:
Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr.
Publisher:
Knopf
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Public opinion
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20081118
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
910 COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS IN TEXT
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
11.2 x 9.5 x 1.45 in 4.6 lb

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"Synopsis" by , In honor of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincolns birth, an extensively researched, lavishly illustrated consideration of the myths, memories, and questions that gathered around our most belovedand our most enigmaticpresident 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 presidents legend came into being.

Availing themselves of a vast collection of both published and never-before-seen materials, the authorsthe fourth and fifth generations of a family of Lincoln scholarsbring into focus the posthumous portrait of Lincoln that took hold in the American imagination, becoming synonymous with the nations very understanding of itself. Told through the voices of those who knew the manNortherners and Southerners, blacks and whites, neighbors and family members, adversaries and colleaguesand through stories carefully selected from long-forgotten newspapers, magazines, and family scrapbooks, Looking for Lincoln charts the dramatic epilogue to Lincolns 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 Lincolns teachings; and the early years of the twentieth century when Lincolns 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 more crucial than ever.

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