Journals Higher Education



01 October 2010

292 Pages | 35 b&w illus.

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823228966

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Summers with Lincoln

Looking for the Man in the Monuments

James A. Percoco and Foreword by Harold Holzer
Foreword by Harold Holzer

A Fordham University Press Publication

Across the country, in the middle of busy city squares and hidden on quiet streets,are nearly 200 statues erected in memory of Abraham Lincoln. No other American has ever been so widely commemorated.A few years ago, Jim Percoco, a history teacher with a passion for both Lincoln and public sculpture, set off to see what he might learn about some of these monuments-what they meant when they were unveiled, and what they mean to us today. The result is this captivating book, a fascinating chronicle of four summers on the road looking for Lincoln stories in statues of marble and bronze.


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