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The Lincoln Memorial & American life

Author: Christopher A Thomas
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Honoring perhaps the most celebrated and important president in history, the Lincoln Memorial is one of our most recognized national shrines. It seems impossible to envision the Mall in Washington, D.C. or national pageantry without it - yet the Lincoln Memorial was almost not built. From the project's inception, the memorial - a modified Greek temple designed by architect Henry Bacon - gave rise to charged
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Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher A Thomas
ISBN: 069101194X 9780691011943
OCLC Number: 46959898
Description: xxxii, 213 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: "Greatest American" : a memorial to Lincoln? --
1902-1912 : "What shall the Lincoln Memorial be?" --
Design : tradition, modernity, and Americanism --
Constructing the memorial --
The memorial in American life.
Other Titles: Lincoln Memorial and American life
Responsibility: Christopher A. Thomas.
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