Knopf: November 2009
An essential collection of photographic portraits of Abraham Lincoln, in a striking format, from the foremost family of Lincoln pictorial scholarship (Harold Holzer).
This unique and beautiful book captures an overlooked but vital aspect of Lincoln: his face. While he was known as an ugly man, and he even joked about that reputation, Lincoln's contemporaries often commented on his striking features--on how animated he became while telling stories, or how at more serious moments his face seemed to reflect his wisdom.
Taken across a span of nearly twenty years, from 1846 to 1865, these i... View More...