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Sunday, December 7, 2008

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Looking for Lincoln

By Philip B. Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt and Peter W. Kunhardt Jr. Knopf

$50

BASIC STORY:

The sequel to "Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography" (1992), this impressive coffee-table book outlines the tumultuous half-century after the 16th president's assassination and explores the impact of his legacy on global politics, race relations and the people who knew him best.

SAMPLE GRAB:

"He saw the absurdity of asking men to fight for a Government which should degrade them, and the meanness of enfranchising enemies and disenfranchising friends."

-- From Frederick Douglass, 1865

OUR TAKE:

The Kunhardt trio offers up yet another impeccably designed and meticulously researched package, full of never-seen-before photographs and personal anecdotes that impart a fascinating and unbiased portrait of the heroic statesman. A timely read!


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