- Hardcover: 292 pages
- Publisher: Fordham University Press; 1 edition (March 14, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0823228959
- ISBN-13: 978-0823228959
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 1.1 x 6.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,343,212 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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. . . A captivating book that chronicles four summers on the road looking for Lincoln stories in statues of marble and bronze. (―The AIHE Gazette)
Percoco, a Lincoln scholar who recently published his third book, "Summers With Lincoln: Looking for the Man in the Monuments," doesn't run a typical history course. The seniors spend only part of the year in class. Many of their lessons come as they volunteer at or visit the area's historical sites. That's the "applied" part of the course. (―Washington Post)
In Summers with Lincoln: The Man Behind the Monuments, James A. Percoco intrepidly explores the past to share the history of how seven of these monuments came to be, what they meant to their sculptors and the public at their unveilings and what they mean to us today. (―The Washington Times)
Looks ata the American President and his legacy from the viewpoint of seven monuments around the country. (―The Lewisboro Ledger)
About the Author
James A. Percoco is an award-winning history teacher at West Springfield High School in Springfield, Virginia, and is History Educator-in-Residence at American University. He was a member of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission’s Advisory Board.
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This book is a "must have" for anyone who is interested casually or seriously in Abraham Lincoln. It looks at the most studied President of the United States and yet adds new value through the dimension of his many memorials. It is both an insightful and novel approach. Percoco conceys Lincoln's character through interpretations of the monuments by getting inside the minds of Lincoln's many sculptors. It has relevance to modern experiences and the values of today's youthful scholars. It is based on a well-grounded, historical expertise and proceeds to rile up the reader's interest. It vibrantly captures the emotions and themes that were meant to be instilled by the creators of Lincoln's memorial scultures.
William N. Stryker
author and historian