LINCOLN'S SMILE AND OTHER ENIGMAS

By: Trachtenberg, Alan

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""Lincoln's Smile" demonstrates why Alan Trachtenberg has been the leading scholar in American studies for more than four decades." --Casey Nelson Blake, Columbia University 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 in the scintillating essays of "Lincoln's Smile and Other Enigmas." With matchless authority, Trachtenberg moves from daguerreotypes to literary texts to subjects as diverse as Louis Sullivan's Auditorium Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the early works of Lewis Mumford.

Title: LINCOLN'S SMILE AND OTHER ENIGMAS

Author Name: Trachtenberg, Alan

Categories: U S History, Essays & Short Stories,

Publisher: Hill and Wang: 2008

ISBN Number: 0809065738

ISBN Number 13: 9780809065738

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 83010

Description: Very Good - Binding straight & tight; spine uncreased; little or no edge wear; no marks or writing. ; Trade PB

Keywords: U S Civilization PHOTOGRAPHY American Literature,