In Lincoln's Hand (Hardcover)
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Edited by leading Lincoln scholars Harold Holzer and Joshua Wolf Shenk, In Lincoln's Hand offers a fresh and intimate perspective on a man whose thoughts and words continue to affect history. To underscore the resonance of Lincoln's writings on contemporary culture, each manuscript is accompanied by a reflection on Lincoln by a prominent American from the arts, politics, literature and entertainment, including Toni Morrison, Sam Waterston, Robert Pinsky, Presidents Carter, Clinton, George H. and George W. Bush, and William Safire.
While Lincoln's words are quite well known, the original manuscripts boast a unique power and beauty and provide rare insight into his creative process. In this gorgeously produced book, we can see the ebb and flow of Lincoln's thoughts, emotions, hopes, and doubts. We can see where he had to pause to dip his pen in the ink or to capture an idea. We can see where he added a word or phrase, and where he crossed out others, searching for the most precise, and concise, expression. Through these marks on the page, Lincoln's character is available to us with a profound immediacy. From such iconic documents as the Gettysburg Address and the inaugural speeches to seldom-seen but superb rarities, here is the world as Lincoln saw and shaped it in words and images that resound to this very day.