Books: Biography in Pictures

LINCOLN: His LIFE IN PICTURES—Stefan Lorant—Due//, Sloan & Pearce ($3).

The best sequence of Lincoln photographs ever issued in book form has been edited by a Hungarian-born emigre journalist, Stefan Lorant. The book includes more than 100 photographs of Lincoln, many of them never before published; some 300 photographs of Lincoln's associates, advisers, generals, friends and enemies. One remarkable sequence is a photographic record of Lincoln's transformation from a rather smug frontier lawyer (Picture No. 1) to the brooding savior of the Union (Picture No. 2 taken on a broken plate five days before he was shot). Before Editor Lorant nobody had...

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