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American Characters: Selections from the National Portrait Gallery, Accompanied by Literary Portraits
     

American Characters: Selections from the National Portrait Gallery, Accompanied by Literary Portraits

by R. W. B. Lewis, Nancy Lewis
 
This delightful book brings together 160 famous American figures from Pocahontas to Louis Armstrong, providing both visual and verbal portraits to illuminate their places in American life. The portraiture-paintings, sculptures, photographs, cartoons-and the literary images-eyewitness accounts, memoirs, poems, letters, and biographies-are accompanied by lively and

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This delightful book brings together 160 famous American figures from Pocahontas to Louis Armstrong, providing both visual and verbal portraits to illuminate their places in American life. The portraiture-paintings, sculptures, photographs, cartoons-and the literary images-eyewitness accounts, memoirs, poems, letters, and biographies-are accompanied by lively and informative commentary by the editors.

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David Walton
This is a book you can get lost in for hours. Even the notes on the portraits and the commentary make fascinating reading.
NY Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300078954
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

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