Monday, November 17, 2008
LINCOLN SHOT: A PRESIDENT'S LIFE REMEMBERED, by Barry Denenberg, ill. by Christopher Bing (Feiwel & Friends 2008). This handsome biography of Abraham Lincoln takes the form of a volume of antique broadsheet newspapers including articles, advertisements, and headlines ripped from, well, yesterday's news. Told in engaging prose, with photos interspersed with graphics, LINCOLN SHOT offers a fascinating glimpse into the trials of Lincoln's life and presidency. LINCOLN SHOT is accessible, surprisingly thorough (given the format :-)), and highly recommended.