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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!