This book is about how pictures represent. Do they, like words, depend on human conventions for their meaning, or do they instead exploit something else--perhaps by looking like what they represent? The problem is philosophical, but it has also interested psychologists and art historians. Robert Hopkins examines and criticizes the currently available answers to this question before proposing and defending one of his own, and concludes with an attempt to see what a proper understanding of picturing can tell us about that deeply mysterious phenomenon, the visual imagination.
I held up to them as a model Richard Nelson Current's excellent book The Lincoln Nobody Knows ( 1958 ) .1 Quoting it , I asked that when appropriate they emphasize " the uncertain , the undecided , the unknown " ; don't always shy away ...
Author: Gabor S. Boritt
Publisher: Gettysburg Civil War Institute
Essays by nine leading authorities, including Emory M. Thomas and Kent Gramm, shed new light on the great Civil War battle, focusing on little known facts and controversial themes.
The Lincoln Nobody Knows Richard Nelson Current [Editors' note: This chapter is reprinted, with the kind permission of the author, from his 1958 classic, The Lincoln Nobody Knows.] OnJuly 3, 1881, having lived somewhat beyond his ...
Author: Craig L. Symonds
Publisher: Fordham University Press
The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln remains one of the most prominent events in U.S. history. It continues to attract enormous and intense interest from scholars, writers, and armchair historians alike, ranging from painstaking new research to wild-eyed speculation. At the end of the Lincoln bicentennial year, and the onset of the Civil War sesquicentennial, the leading scholars of Lincoln and his murder offer in one volume their latest studies and arguments about the assassination, its aftermath, the extraordinary public reaction (which was more complex than has been previously believed), and the iconography that Lincoln’s murder and deification inspired. Contributors also offer the most up-to-date accounts of the parallel legal event of the summer of 1865—the relentless pursuit, prosecution, and punishment of the conspirators. Everything from graphic tributes to religious sermons, to spontaneous outbursts on the streets of the nation’s cities, to emotional mass-mourning at carefully organized funerals, as well as the imposition of military jurisprudence to try the conspirators, is examined in the light of fresh evidence and insightful analysis. The contributors are among the finest scholars who are studying Lincoln’s assassination. All have earned well-deserved reputations for the quality of their research, their thoroughness, their originality, and their writing. In addition to the editors, contributors include Thomas R. Turner, Edward Steers Jr., Michael W. Kauffman, Thomas P. Lowry, Richard E. Sloan, Elizabeth D. Leonard, and Richard Nelson Current.
Nobody knows whether he had looked for medical help and could not find any , whether he suddenly felt well , whether ... a book about little known and little understood facets of Abraham Lincoln , he titled it The Lincoln Nobody Knows .
Author: Kent Gramm
Publisher: Indiana University Press
In his latest book, Kent Gramm examines the meaning of the Civil War experience in our lives and explores philosophical and personal aspects of the War that lie outside the scope of traditional historical study. He probes the meaning of Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Antietam; the lives of U. S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, O. O. Howard, and Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce; and the legacy of the unknown participant, "somebody's darling," for whom the war would come to encompass all things. The Iron Brigade appears, along with its 20th-century successor, the 32nd "Red Arrow" Division. Readers of Gramm's previous books will not be surprised to find essays that touch on Walt Whitman, John Keats, Henrik Ibsen, and Halldor Laxness, as well as such literary and religious works as the Iliad and the Bhagavad Gita. Gramm also treats more popular fare, such as the movie Gettysburg and a series of books on the ghosts of Gettysburg. In each of his subjects, Gramm finds the deep, personal significance of the profoundly universal experience of the war, as he ponders the special meaning of the Civil War in the lives of many Americans.
David Donald, Lincoln Reconsidered (New York. Vintage, 1961), 37–56. Stephen B. Oates. With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln (New York: Mentor, 1977), 72. Ibid. Ibid., 71. Richard N. Current, The Lincoln Nobody Knows (New ...
Author: Larry Schweikart
For the past three decades, many history professors have allowed their biases to distort the way America’s past is taught. These intellectuals have searched for instances of racism, sexism, and bigotry in our history while downplaying the greatness of America’s patriots and the achievements of “dead white men.” As a result, more emphasis is placed on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington; more about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II than about D-Day or Iwo Jima; more on the dangers we faced from Joseph McCarthy than those we faced from Josef Stalin. A Patriot’s History of the United States corrects those doctrinaire biases. In this groundbreaking book, America’s discovery, founding, and development are reexamined with an appreciation for the elements of public virtue, personal liberty, and private property that make this nation uniquely successful. This book offers a long-overdue acknowledgment of America’s true and proud history.
Abraham Lincoln turned quietly to his desk and went on with his work. It was not the first time that he had been rebuffed. In the early months of the war when every messenger brought bad news, and no one in Washington knew at what hour ...
Author: Bruce Barton
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
“The Man Nobody Knows” is a 1925 work by American author and advertising executive Bruce Fairchild Barton. His second book, it presents Jesus Christ as a businessman, and 'founder of Modern Business', in an attempt to make the story accessible to contemporary businessman. When first published, it shot to the top of the non-fiction bestseller list. Contents include: Contents include: “Bruce Fairchild Barton”, “How it Came to Be Written”, “The Leader”, “The Outdoor Man”, “The Sociable Man”, “His Method”, “His Works and Words”, and “The Master”. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.
Miers, Lincoln Day by Day, 2:33. 20. A very good analysis of this affair can be found in Crofts, Reluctant Confederates, 301–6. 21. Magruder, “A Piece of Secret History.” 22. Current, The Lincoln Nobody Knows, 120–21. 23. Ibid., 118.
Author: Lawrence M. Denton
Category: Biography & Autobiography
While Abraham Lincoln was taking center stage in a divided country, a political rival-turned-ally was exerting a major influence on national affairs. William Henry Seward, U.S. senator and former New York governor, lost the Republican Party nomination but aided Lincoln by touring the country on behalf of the Republican ticket. As Southern states prepared to withdraw from the Union, Secretary of State Seward sought to reunite the country. This biography explores Seward’s political power and the theory that, as president, he might have prevented the Civil War.
For discussions of Lincoln's approach , see Richard N. Current , The Lincoln Nobody Knows ( New York , 1958 ) ; Benjamin Quarles , Lincoln and the Negro ( New York , 1962 ) ; Abraham Lincoln to O. H. ...
Author: William B. HelmreichPublish On: 2015-08-25
So for just fifteen dollars we saw for three hours the same performances that people at Lincoln Center pay two hundred dollars for. We also saw a performance with no time delay at the Royal Opera House in London.
Author: William B. Helmreich
Publisher: Princeton University Press
"As a kid growing up in Manhattan, William Helmreich played a game with his father they called "Last Stop." They would pick a subway line and ride it to its final destination, and explore the neighborhood there. Decades later, Helmreich teaches university courses about New York, and his love for exploring the city is as strong as ever. Putting his feet to the test, he decided that the only way to truly understand New York was to walk virtually every block of all five boroughs--an astonishing 6,000 miles. His epic journey lasted four years and took him to every corner of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Helmreich spoke with hundreds of New Yorkers from every part of the globe and from every walk of life, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former mayors Rudolph Giuliani, David Dinkins, and Edward Koch. Their stories and his are the subject of this captivating and highly original book. We meet the Guyanese immigrant who grows beautiful flowers outside his modest Queens residence in order to always remember the homeland he left behind, the Brooklyn-raised grandchild of Italian immigrants who illuminates a window of his brownstone with the family's old neon grocery-store sign, and many, many others. Helmreich draws on firsthand insights to examine essential aspects of urban social life such as ethnicity, gentrification, and the use of space. He finds that to be a New Yorker is to struggle to understand the place and to make a life that is as highly local as it is dynamically cosmopolitan."--Publisher's description.
Richard N. Current , The Lincoln Nobody Knows ( New York : McGraw Hill , 1958 ) , 235-36 . 32. Stephen B. Oates , Abraham Lincoln : The Man Behind the Myths ( New York : Harper & Row , 1984 ) , 144 . 33. LaWanda Cox , Lincoln and Black ...