Lincoln Through the Lens How Photography Revealed and Shaped an Extraordinary Life He was born in the backwoods of Kentucky in a humble log cabin but Abraham Lincoln was savvy enough to embrace the new technology of his time photography to propel him all the way to the White House

  • Title: Lincoln Through the Lens: How Photography Revealed and Shaped an Extraordinary Life
  • Author: Martin W. Sandler
  • ISBN: 9780802796660
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Hardcover
  • He was born in the backwoods of Kentucky in a humble log cabin, but Abraham Lincoln was savvy enough to embrace the new technology of his time photography to propel him all the way to the White House This simple man with lofty goals was willing to use any means necessary, including the power of photography, to save the union and free the slaves leaving behind an unmatchHe was born in the backwoods of Kentucky in a humble log cabin, but Abraham Lincoln was savvy enough to embrace the new technology of his time photography to propel him all the way to the White House This simple man with lofty goals was willing to use any means necessary, including the power of photography, to save the union and free the slaves leaving behind an unmatched legacy of sacrifice, service, and achievement More than one hundred images of Lincoln s life and times provide a complete portrait of this revered president and the events that defined him From the only confirmed existing picture of Lincoln before the historic Gettysburg Address to his second inauguration where he is unknowingly surrounded by John Wilkes Booth and his coconspirators to the execution of his murderers, this eye opening, inspiring visual journey provides a fresh take on one of the most documented and beloved figures in American history.

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    1. Martin W. Sandler says:

      Martin W Sandler has written than seventy books for children and adults and has written and produced seven television series He has twice been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and has won multiple Emmy Awards He lives in Massachusetts.



    2 thoughts on “Lincoln Through the Lens: How Photography Revealed and Shaped an Extraordinary Life

    1. Book Information:The genre of this book is nonfiction and is a biography. The reading level is seventh and eightieth grade.Summary:The book, Lincoln through the Lens: How Photography Revealed and Shaped an Extraordinary Life, recounts Abraham Lincoln’s life through pictures. It emphasizes how the invention of photography helped explain Lincoln’s life and his endeavors. Not only does this non-fiction book provide rare and important photographs of Abraham Lincoln it also tells the full story o [...]

    2. He was born in the backwoods of Kentucky in a humble log cabin, but Abraham Lincoln was savvy enough to embrace the new technology of his time—photography—to propel him all the way to the White House. This simple man with lofty goals was willing to use any means necessary, including the power of photography, to save the union & free the slaves—leaving behind an unmatched legacy of sacrifice, service, & achievement. More than one hundred images of Lincoln’s life & times provid [...]

    3. One problem with this book was that some of the pages have a red and green background which makes the type hard to read. I especially enjoyed the photos and the Lincoln quotes. I don't agree with the author's contention that a particular photo of Lincoln was instumental in his election, however. This is a quick read. Also, two pictures depicting editorial cartoons were so small in the book I was unable to read the editorial comments. Despite these problems the book was a fun read. I especially l [...]

    4. The book has many strengths: a clear text, broken down to short chapters, each dealing with one topic; many interesting and telling photographs; a decent source note at the end.However, I had some issues:First, it contains many more other kinds of illustrations than just photographs -- contrary to what the subtitle of the book implies. Secondly, there is but little discussion on how photography shaped Lincoln's life. They did some "revealing," of course, but little discussion was made in compari [...]

    5. Lincoln Through the Lens offers some needed variety in a plate of “Lincoln Lit” that has grown stale, and frankly, unappealing. Martin Sandler has laid out a visual feast and supported his argument that photography both revealed and shaped the life of Lincoln. Text that is accessible to a wide variety of readers is a rarity. When that type of access is emerges in a worn out topic (sorry, but Lincoln and the Civil War are no longer fresh) there is reason to take note. Perhaps the accessibilit [...]

    6. This book is different from most Lincoln biographies. It is also a history of the photograph. The book is made up of many photographs that follow Abraham Lincoln as he started his political journey. There are paragraphs and footnotes interwoven in between the pictures, telling the story of Lincoln’s life and the events that surrounded it. Along with the pictures there are also paintings and comics from the period. The story follows the story of how Lincoln’s political career gained success f [...]

    7. This complete, authentic biography by Martin Sandler is an account of President Abraham Lincoln’s entire life from the time he born to his legacy after he was shot. Sandler writes about Lincoln’s childhood, growing up, his failures, his victories, and how he ultimately became a successful, good-hearted legend. It also tells of his roles as a president and how he impacted America. Throughout the book it creates a timeline with photographs that Lincoln used to mark a time in history to make an [...]

    8. "Lincoln through the Lens: How Photography Reveled and Shaped An Extraordinary Life" is a well of information on Abraham Lincoln's life. He was the most photographed man of his time and you know what they say, "a picture is worth a thousand words." For reading level, I would say that it is on the higher end because of the amount of content. It would be a good read for 10 to 15-year-olds. This book would be a great resource book for a research report. As a teacher, I'll pull it out and use sectio [...]

    9. Lincoln Through the Lens by Martin W. Sandler show how history has changed the appearance and opinions of Abraham Lincoln as camera technology advances. This book uses incredible original photography to showcase Abraham Lincoln through his life, all the way up to his assassination. The biography touches on many of Lincolns supporters and opposers as well. I think this book would work well in a classroom setting where the class is learning about Abraham Lincoln and the history of camera technolog [...]

    10. Lincoln through the Lens follows Lincoln from his birth in a Kentucky log cabin to time as president of the United States of America. The unique thing about this book is that it uses real photos as the pictures. The photos are often highlighted in a way to bring attention to a certain aspect of the photo. The book does a good job being subjective, and even shares times when Lincoln was not being an ideal role model. For example, there are stories of the pranks he used to play as a child. There a [...]

    11. Historical photographs reveal much about Lincoln's life and presidency, as well as the art of "writing with light." Most photographs of Lincoln show him looking very still and serious. This is because, in the early days of photography, it took a LONG time create an exposure. The amount of detail on Lincoln's face is extraodinary. There is one image, taken shortly after the Battle of Gettysburg, where Lincoln is caught almost smiling. There are also photos of the conspirators who plotted to assas [...]

    12. Since my birthday is the same as Abraham Lincoln's, I've always been in awe of him. This non-fiction book, written for elementary students, appealed to me and will to all Lincoln buffs. It not only shows significant photography of Lincoln's day and his life, but provides snapshots into his personality and strengths. This is a quick and interesting read.Submitted by KathyCLICK HERE to find "Lincoln Through the Lens: How Photography Revaled and Shaped an Extraordinary Life" in Bismarck Public Libr [...]

    13. I've read plenty of biographies of Abraham Lincoln, so any new ones I read need to have a unique viewpoint or hook. In LINCOLN THROUGH THE LENS, Martin Sandler ties important events in Lincoln's life to photographs taken of him. This is by no means a thorough examination of Lincoln's life, but I still think it's worth a look. Some of the photos selected for use are rare and readers will enjoy viewing these.While probably not the best choice if you're looking for information for a report (except [...]

    14. This is a biography of Lincoln with accessible text for junior high readers that focuses on the photographs taken of him during his lifetime and how they portray him during his lifetime and during crucial points in his life. It also shows how photos made a difference in the public's perception of him and the war, and how they illuminate points of time in history. It's very well written and designed and the photos are fascinating. A great book for young adult readers to learn more about Lincoln, [...]

    15. If you are impressed with the impact of social media on presidential politics, imagine the effects of nascent photography on Lincoln's presidency (and power). He was the first president whose image reached the majority of Americans, (albeit after a much greater time lag than FB or Twitter). His was the face loved or hated during the Civil War, his were the decisions, signings, speeches that were visually recorded. Take time to look at the archival photographs in this book, even if you don't read [...]

    16. A well researched well written biography about Lincoln along with the history of photography. Sandler uses many photographs and quotes to show how the new art of photography is something that Lincoln both recognized and used to propel himself into the spotlight. Lincoln actually credited a photograph with his Presidency win. Smart and interesting this is an excellent biography with a wonderful bibliography for further research.

    17. Terrific look at Abraham Lincoln's life through the history of photography, and particularly some really famous photographs from his life. As a longtime photography buff, even I found a ton of new interesting facts I hadn't known, and as a new Lincoln fan I really enjoyed learning more about him. But this book is just gorgeous to look at, too, with a colorful design and great use of typography and the photographs, of course. Super book for history fans and photography buffs.

    18. A very interesting look at how the new technology of photography impacted Lincoln's career and life. Many of the photographs were previously unfamiliar to me and I was very interested to learn how Lincoln often used photography to his advantaged. Each two page spread includes pictures, quotes and a short "snapshot" biographical piece. Overall, a very good book!

    19. Since my birthday is the same as Abraham Lincoln's, I've always been in awe of him. This non-fiction book, written for elementary students, appealed to me and will to all Lincoln buffs. It not only shows significant photography of Lincoln's day and his life, but provides snapshots into his personality and strengths. This is a quick and interesting read.

    20. Excellent book found in the young adult section. Very interesting how it showed Abraham Lincoln's life as president, throughout the book in photographs. He was the most photographed person of his time, and he was 37 years old when the first picture of him was taken. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in a easy to read historical background of Abraham Lincoln.

    21. For being a photo history, this book about the life of Lincoln is really well put together. The book may however be lacking some details, but it provides a great beginning look at his life. Pretty interesting and the pictures helped keep me turning pages.

    22. A truly remarkable book with amazing photographs of Abraham Lincoln not only documenting significant events in his life but also events during the Civil War. I learned so much about his great man and have a special love for photography so this was a powerful book for me!

    23. Very interesting! I would actually recommend this for children in grades 4-6. This bio looks at Lincoln as other people saw him. Sometimes that was through the lens of a camera and sometimes in their drawings.

    24. This book makes you read even more books like this one.It's so interesting and shows you how one of our greatest president grew up or what he did in office.This book is amazing and I already rate it 5 stars even though i'm not done with it. I recommend it to everybody.

    25. I really would like to buy this book and have it on my front table. The pictures and information was So interesting. It also has quotes and I am a big quote person!I have this one at the top of my list to buy!

    26. Capitalizing on the emphasis on Lincoln's life, this book incorporates photos of Lincoln and others and ties the new art of photography with events in his life. The book is more vignettes than straight narration and so the result is a choppy look at Lincoln's life.

    27. Wonderful book. So many good pictures. It is hard to believe that the people in those photos are probably dead for 100+ years. Such a shame that this man's life was taken from him so early.

    28. The photographs of Lincoln were fascinating. He was the first president to be widely photographed. You can see the weight of the world in the lines on his face- not a job I would ever want!

    29. This book does a wonderful job of chronicalling Lincoln's life and the war through photographs. Because of the time period he lived, you also see the development of photography.

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