The Lincoln Enigma: The Changing Faces of an American Icon

The Lincoln Enigma: The Changing Faces of an American Icon


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ISBN-13: 9780195144581
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/08/2001
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Gabor S. Boritt is the director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. His books include The Gettysburg Nobody Knows.

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Jacques Barzun

Enigma or not, Lincoln greatly benefits from this collection of essays--and so do we as readers. After Gabor Boritt's picturesque travelogue in search of Lincoln effigies all over the world, we are given, with ample documentation, views that overturn the conventional about Lincoln's early life, marriage, self-will, and military mind, all this topped off by a superb meditation on Lincoln and death. A visual bonus follows in the form of a gallery of portraits and caricatures mostly unfamiliar. Few books of this size contain so much.
— (Jacques Barzun, author of the bestseller From Dawn to Decadence)

Michael Beschloss

Grounded on new archival treasures and state-of-the-art research, edited by the great Lincoln historian Gabor Boritt, The Lincoln Enigma is a rich, absorbing and sometimes startling book, rendered by some of the most distinguished scholars in the Lincoln world.
— (Michael Beschloss, PBS and NBC commentator)

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