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Description - An Abraham Lincoln Tribute by Bob Blaisdell

From a humble backwoods cabin to the highest office in the land, this graphic art biography chronicles Abraham Lincoln's path from obscurity to immortality. Its thirty-six striking woodcuts, each accompanied by a brief caption, depict scenes from the life of the sixteenth president. Original and imaginative in their stark beauty, these images offer fresh perspectives on the familiar tale of Lincoln's progress from rail-splitter and self-taught prairie lawyer to his role as the Great Emancipator and preserver of the Union. This new edition of Charles Turzak's remarkable book is presented in commemoration of the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth. In addition to a new preface and introduction, it features an appendix with several of Lincoln's famous speeches, letters, and quotations. A keepsake treasure for Civil War buffs and historians, this unique expression of American culture will inspire readers of all ages.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780486471679
ISBN-10: 0486471675
Format: Hardback
(180mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Pages: 135
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bob Blaisdell

A graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago, Charles Turzak worked for a variety of New Deal programs during the Depression, including a WPA-sponsored woodcut series, The History of Illinois. For his graphic art biography of Lincoln, Turzak cut the woodblocks and printed pages in full view of the public at the 1933 Century of Progress Chicago World's Fair.

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