Lincoln's Smile and Other Enigmas

Lincoln's Smile and Other Enigmas

A new assemblage of masterly essays from a foremost scholar of American history and culture

Alan Trachtenberg has always been interested in cultural artifacts that register meanings and feelings that Americans share even when they disagree about them. Some of the most beloved ones—like the famous last photograph of Abraham Lincoln, taken at the time of his second inaugural—are downright puzzling, and it is their obscure, riddlelike aspects that draw his attention… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 22, 2008)

Collection: Hill and Wang

Language: English


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