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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; First Edition edition (October 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811872319
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811872317
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 11 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,051,032 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This book invites lingering and could conceivably make a Civil War buff (or a photography buff) out of a youngster; and it will no doubt delight full-grown aficionados." - Book News

About the Author

Bob Zeller is a writer, journalist, and authority on Civil War photography who has published 10 books, including The Civil War in Depth. He is co-founder and president of the nonprofit Center for Civil War Photography.

John J. Richter, a leading private collector of Civil War and Lincoln-related stereo photographs, is director of imaging and a member of the board of directors of the Center for Civil War Photography.

Harold Holzer is co-chairman of the United States Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and senior vice president for external affairs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Very,very few 3-d photos of Lincoln.
david vandever
The photos are great and you feel as though you are really there.
Honey
I bought this book on a whim and boy was I pleasantly surprised.
bajaricky

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Laugher on October 17, 2010
Format: Hardcover
As good as were Bob Zeller's previous 3D books, this one is a giant step forward. The anaglyph (red/green) presentation is far more accessible and John Richter's unparalleled digital restorations make these photos clearer than any Civil War images presented to the public--even including the original stereoviews issued during and after the war.

The text flows through the era and highlights not only Abraham Lincoln, but key the places and characters associated with him. The images conspire with the text to bring all these to life. Lastly, Kate Chase has never looked so beautiful as when she leaps off of page 87--her innocent, young face belying her calculating charm and political savvy.

A great book, beautifully designed and affordable, too.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By F. L. Rynearson on February 11, 2011
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This book, unlike some others like it, use "anaglyphic" photos to create the illusion of depth rather than the "stereo views" more consistent with the time period.
The result varies from mild to startling.
The book, itself, is well written and unfortunately too short. I had the distinct image of a 3 dimensional miser digging through piles of 3 dimensional money laughing all the way to a 3 dimensional bank.
Much more material could and should have been included for the price of this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Thomoz on September 23, 2011
Format: Hardcover
The reproduction in this book is excellent and the text ties the photos together in a vivid narrative. I was completely shocked to discover that all the famous photos of the President were in fact 1/2 of a vintage monochrome stereo photo - so they are all here in red-green anaglyph 3d. Utterly amazing stuff.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Frank J. Konopka VINE VOICE on December 28, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This is a must-have books for Civil War buffs, and people interested in old photographs generally. They are astounding in their life-like portrayal of people and places from the mid-19th century. There are photos from the antebellum South through views of bodies on battlefields to various photos of Abraham Lincoln.

Of course, the chief selling point of this book is the fact that these photos are all in 3-D, a process that I was unaware was in use during that time period. They make what the viewer is seeing much more real, particularly when there are photos of corpses in various positions of death. Some of the photos actually appear to leap out of the pages right at you, which I assume was the purpose of taking them.

I could go on about how remarkable I found this book, but suffice it to say that I had seen a few of these photos before, but only in 2-D, so they appeared almost as new to me. This is a book that I can highly recommend!
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By JustinSanDiego on October 5, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I've been collecting Civil War Photography books for quite some time now and I have to honestly say, none have made my jaw drop like Bob Zeller and John Richter's new 'Lincoln in 3D'. The images are absolutely fantastic, bringing history to life in a way both history lovers and photography lovers alike can and will appreciate. It would be a tragedy not to own a sure classic like 'Lincoln in 3D'.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By CW Carter on January 14, 2011
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I am so incredibly disappointed. Received another book yesterday 'Gettysburg in 3D - A Look Back in Time' w/ a built-in stereoscopic viewer, because it is fantastic. Given that book, was so looking forward to seeing this one 'Lincoln'. But there is no comparison between the 1st books viewer, with no irritating color of the famous blue/red 3D "glasses," that are in this book. It is so difficult to see the 3D, and literally disturbs the eyes. So unfortunate because the pictures in the book would be great to see 3D. Some of them relate to other well-known ones, so I would love to see them, even just not blurred. Aside from the content of the pix in there, the write-up with each is basically the one good thing. So if you just want to read, can certainly do that, but given the pix are for 3D, reddish & bluish slits/tints create blur. They're actually better to see them elsewhere just as regular 1-dimension. Wish the viewer could be used in this book. But hope that the other book mentioned will come out w/ one specifically on Lincoln. Right now has others on Native Americans, NYC & D.C.. The author of these much better job!
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Lincoln in 3-D. It was a waste of money--sorry I bought it. I would not recommend it to any of my students.
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By JAMES mell on July 31, 2013
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This is Really 3-d at its best. The book is full of 3-d pictures that really look like it is coming at you. Well worth the price, book was in great condition, honest seller.Buy it, you will not be sorry!!!
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