Shooting Lincoln: Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner, And The Photographs That Electrified A Nation

Hardcover | May 23, 2017

byNicholas Pistor

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Matthew Brady and Alexander Gardner were the new media moguls of their day. Together they brought the Civil War and all of its terrible suffering into Northern living rooms. Newspapers sold out when they ran their photos, and, by the end of the war, they were locked in fierce competition. When the biggest story of the century—Lincoln's assassination—broke, their paparazzi-like race intensified. Whoever could take the most sensational—or ghastly—photo would achieve lasting fame.

Shooting Lincoln tells the astonishing behind-the-photograph story of these two media pioneers who raced to "shoot" Lincoln in the days after he died and the assassins on the day they died. The photos they took electrified the country, unlocking the passion of Americans for close-up views of history as it happened.

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Matthew Brady and Alexander Gardner were the new media moguls of their day. Together they brought the Civil War and all of its terrible suffering into Northern living rooms. Newspapers sold out when they ran their photos, and, by the end of the war, they were locked in fierce competition. When the biggest story of the century—Lincoln's...

Nicholas Pistor is a reporter at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and a former consultant for CBS's 48 Hours true-crime series. He's appeared on nearly every major television news network, including NBC, CBS, Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN. His first book, The Ax Murders of Saxtown: The Unsolved Crime That Terrorized a Town and Shocked a Nation, ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:May 23, 2017Publisher:Da Capo BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306824698

ISBN - 13:9780306824692

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