Thursday, January 24, 2013

Biography Thursday, 1.24.13 / From the Stacks

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Lincoln: a Photobiography by Russell Freedman, pub. 1987, call # B LINCOLN

Today's biography is the famous photobiography of Lincoln. It provides an insightful review of the life that we oftentimes think we already know so much about, just from snippets and hackneyed stories. Freedman's book offers the details, moments, and most of all, the images, to bring Lincoln to life on paper.

One reviewer writes, "This award winning biography covers the life of one of the most important figures in American history with high-resolution mid-19th century photography and reprints of handwritten documents composed by Lincoln. The life of the sixteenth president is covered from his humble youth in a one room log cabin to his travels across the Midwest as a tireless lawyer, and finally to the years he spent changing the course of American history in Washington D.C."

Lincoln: a Photobiography is the recipient of the following awards:
  • Newbery Award Winner – 1988
  • Jefferson Cup Award
  • Golden Kite Honor Book Award
  • School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
~ Mrs. Z

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