Richard Wightman Fox, Lincoln’s Body, 1st ed.


An Extraordinary Work of Cultural History

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With Lincoln’s Body: A Cultural History Richard Wightman Fox provides a unique view of Abraham Lincoln and his place in America’s cultural memory.  As one of America’s foremost cultural historians, Fox is well-prepared to provide a fascinating analysis of Abraham Lincoln physical body and its importance to Americans in the 1860’s and since.

Lincoln remains America’s most beloved leader. The fact that he was lampooned in his day as “ugly and grotesque” only made Lincoln more endearing to millions.  Lincoln’s Body explores how deeply, and how differently, Americans—black and white, male and female, Northern and Southern—have valued our sixteenth president, from his own lifetime to the Hollywood biopics about him. Lincoln continues to survive in a body of memory that speaks volumes about our nation.

“[A]n astonishingly interesting interpretation…Fox is wonderfully shrewd and often dazzling.” —Jill Lepore, New York Times Book Review  As new condition; dust jacket.

Fox, Richard Wightman. LINCOLN’S BODY: A CULTURAL HISTORY. New York: W. W. Norton, 2015. 1st edition, 416p., frontispiece, illustrated, dust jacket.