Friday, March 02, 2007

Announcing the SIU Law Library Featured Book

Each week the Law Library will showcase a book from our library to highlight our vast collection of print resources. The Featured Book is on display on top of the first shelves to the left of the Rare Book Room.

Our first Featured Book is The Lincoln Family Album by Mark E. Neely Jr. and Harold Holzer and published by the Southern Illinois University Press.

The Lincoln Family Album offers a rare and revealing glimpse into the private life of Abraham Lincoln and the first family. Showcasing original and previously unpublished photographs collected and preserved by Mary Todd Lincoln and four generations of descendants, the volume includes pictures displayed in a family album when the Lincolns lived in the White House…” - Book Description

“Neely and Holzer supply a sprightly and incisive commentary that sometimes softens the melancholy of this archive of an extinguished family.” - The Illinois Historical Journal

“[T]here occasionally comes a book which … drives home the point of the sacrifices all Americans mad during the great conflict. The Lincoln Family Album is one of those volumes. The reader cannot help but be drawn by the book’s text and striking use of photos to develop the great trauma suffered by the first family of the United States.” – The Civil War News

The Lincoln Family Album will be available to borrow after Friday, March 9, 2007.

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