The 276-page hardcover book is a culmination of five years of
research and hundreds of days of photography in 10 states and the
District of Columbia. Shaw traveled over a hundred thousand miles in
the making of the images for the book, which range from the
Mississippi River to New Hampshire. The book begins at Lincoln's
birthplace in Kentucky, moves through his younger years in Indiana,
offers a comprehensive view of his 29 years in Illinois, travels to
the White House and the years of the Civil War, and concludes with a
poignant epilogue by Burlingame.
The book is a collection of
captivating images and scholarly excellence, taking readers on a
visual journey that is unique among books about Abraham Lincoln.
Burlingame's writing and Shaw's images are woven together with
Lincoln's own words to create an elegant and exciting exploration of
Lincoln's life story. This book makes a great gift for the Abraham
A photograph of the Sugar Grove prairie at Sugar Grove Nature
Center in Funks Grove graces the cover. Anyone purchasing this book
will also receive a complimentary copy of Shaw's "Illinois --
Seasons of Light," a captivating collection of photography and
writing, giving tribute to the splendor of the natural world still
remaining in Illinois. This is a limited-time offer, while supplies
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Sugar Grove Nature Center will be selling copies of the Lincoln
book, with all profits benefiting the nature center. The cost is
$38.25, including tax. Books may be purchased Tuesday-Saturday, 10
a.m.-3 p.m., at Sugar Grove Nature Center in Funks Grove. The nature
center will also mail the books; shipping fees apply.
Call 309-874-2174 or visit
www.sugargrovenaturecenter.org for more information and
directions to the center.
[Text from file received from
Sugar Grove Nature