Baker & Taylor Offers a series of images of the life and times of the celebrated president, with photographs of him at different periods of his life along with portraits of his family, other politicians, generals of the Civil War on both sides, and pictures of the battt lefields, and the site of the Gettysburg Address.
McMillan Palgrave Abraham Lincoln was the first president whose time in office was captured by photography. Lincoln was able to use the camera to shape his image as a man of the people, and Americans responded by electing him during the turbulent times leading up to the Civil War. Inspired by a glass photographic negative recently discovered in the National Archives' Civil War collection that is the only confirmed existing picture of Lincoln before his historic Gettysburg Address, Sandler tells the story behind the photos that document Lincoln's rise from frontiersman to chief executive.
Baker & Taylor Offers a complete portrait of this celebrated president through a review of his childhood upbringing, political views and goals, and historic legacy through an examination of his speeches, including the Gettysburg Address, period photographs, personal statements, and more. 40,000 first printing.