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Abraham Lincoln Traveled This Way: The America Lincoln Knew

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  • Posted April 4, 2012

    This beautiful book is the best of both worlds: famed Lincoln h

    This beautiful book is the best of both worlds: famed Lincoln historian Michael Burlingame's lyrical writing and acclaimed landscape photographer Robert Shaw's stunning photographs of Lincoln's travels throughout the USA. Over five years of work and 100,000 miles of travel went into the making of this must-have volume. Whether you are a Lincoln buff, a history lover, or enjoy amazing photography of our 16th president's wide-flung travels, this is the book for you. And if you're fortunate, you may catch the authors' presentations on their work at Ford's Theatre or the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum (or other historical sites). As an historian, I can vouch that no one is more knowledgeable about Lincoln than Michael Burlingame. Robert Shaw's love of his subject shows through in every insightful (and untouched -- no Photoshopping here) photograph.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2014

    Superlative melding of detailed historical literature and evocat

    Superlative melding of detailed historical literature and evocative photography transports the reader to the America as Lincoln himself would have seen. The attention to detail, historical accuracy, and quality of production on every page is unparalleled.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2014

    Lincoln walked this way is truly a journey through the life of A

    Lincoln walked this way is truly a journey through the life of Abraham Lincoln. Robert Shaw's photography is breathtaking and poignant. Michael Burlingame's text places you in Lincoln's mind and soul. Most books of this type are usually picture and caption. Robert and Michael meld their talents to produce a wonderful adventure. Young and old alike will enjoy this book.

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

    Highly recommended!

    This is a beautiful book! It's not only educational, but the pictures are great! See the places where Lincoln traveled.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2012

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!

    The photography and writing in the book are amazing. The photographs in this book are the best I have ever seen in a history book. It really takes you back in time and helps give you perspective on the writing.

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  • Posted April 24, 2012

    Robert Shaw caught my eye several years ago when I stumbled upon

    Robert Shaw caught my eye several years ago when I stumbled upon his book, _Illinois -- Seasons of Light_, sitting on a chair side table. Here was this photographer from the Prairie State capturing things the rest of us walk right past, seeing them in the light only a gifted artist can, making us appreciate them anew. Shaw sees nature as few can, and in doing so, creates in others an appreciation of surroundings they'd previously ignored.

    Just as Shaw leaves no path uncovered in his quest for nature's hidden wonders, Michael Burlingame leaves no stone unturned in his Lincoln research. His 2,00 word, two-volume _Abraham Lincoln: A Life_ is the definitive work on Abraham Lincoln, principally because Burlingame practices what he preaches. He gets down and dirty into primary sources like few others.

    The joining together of these two who have so much passion, intensity and attention to detail is what makes _Abraham Lincoln Traveled This Way_ such a splendid volume. Shaw's travels on Lincoln's trail took him half a decade and 100,000 miles. Burlingame's accurate, easy-to-read narrative is an ideal complement to these incredible photos. Together, the images and words create a work that few can leave untouched. Today, I leave this volume on my coffee table, using it to inspire in others an interest in Abraham Lincoln and an appreciation for the gifted artist and devoted scholar who bring the sixteenth President's surroundings to us anew.

    Disclaimer: You will find my name in the credits as one who helped with editing this volume. My role was minor, near the end of the process, but it was among the greatest of privileges to have the opportunity to work with these two men on a volume of this caliber. Please know that my review would be as glowing even if I had not had that role.

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