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Under Lincoln's Hat

100 Objects That Tell the Story of His Life and Legacy

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation

What is the oldest artifact linked to Abraham Lincoln? What does a poem written when he was just a schoolboy say about his character? Taking its cue from The History of the World in 100 Objects, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum have selected 100 items from their extensive and rare collection that will give readers an intimate glimpse into the turning points of Lincoln’s life and presidency. From a page taken from his sum book, to the gloves Lincoln wore the night he was assassinated, these objects reveal a sense of the man and his times in a fresh and immediate way. Handsomely designed, with more than 125 photographs visually complimenting the text, Under Lincoln’s Hat will be a gorgeous book and a great gift for anyone interested in one of the most iconic figures in American history. « less more »
Globe Pequot Press / Lyons Press
Pages: 240Size: 7 3/4 x 9 3/4
978-1-4930-2466-7 • Hardback • October 2016 • $24.00 • (£15.95)
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation is the nonprofit arm of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois, which has presented the Lincoln legacy to more than 4 million visitors since April 2005.

Carla Knorowski is the CEO of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation and writes a regular column for the foundation’s magazine, “Four Score and Seven.” A former managing director of the Chicago Humanities Festival, she earned her PhD in public policy and political science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has been recognized as a Point of Light by President George H. W. Bush and the Points of Light Foundation.
[In praise of Gettysburg Replies] In 272 words, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address extolled the soldiers who had given the last full measure of devotion that the nation might live and experience a new birth of freedom. In the same number of words, the authors of these eloquent essays likewise reflect on the meaning of America and on the dedication and sacrifice of those who have made us what we are today.
James M. McPherson, Civil War historian and Pulitzer Prize-winner for "Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era"

Under Lincoln’s Hat illuminates the life of our sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln, in the most personal of ways through storytelling and imagery as only the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and its vast collections can do. It is a must-read for Lincoln lovers.
Pulitzer Prize Historian, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian