Land of Lincoln

Land of Lincoln

Book - 2007
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Before he grew up and became one of Washington's most respected reporters and editors, Andrew Ferguson was, of all things, a Lincoln buff -- with the photos hung on his bedroom wall to prove it. Decades later, Ferguson's latent buffdom is reignited. In Land of Lincoln , he embarks on a curiosity-fueled coast-to-coast journey through contemporary Lincoln Nation, encountering everything from hatred to adoration to opportunism and all manner of reaction in between. He attends a national conference of Lincoln impersonators; attends a leadership conference based on Lincoln's "management style"; drags his family across the three-state-long and now defunct Lincoln Heritage Trail; and even manages to hold one of five original copies of the Gettysburg Address. Along the way he weaves in enough history to hook readers of presidential biographies and popular histories while providing the engaging voice and style of the best narrative journalism. This is an entertaining, unexpected, and big-hearted celebration of Lincoln and his enduring influence on the country he helped create.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2007.
ISBN: 9780871139672
0871139677
Call Number: 973.7092 FERGUSON
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Ferguson, Andrew, 1956- -- Travel -- United States.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Miscellanea.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Public opinion.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Influence.
United States -- Description and travel.
Public opinion -- United States.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography -- Miscellanea.

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