Annal: 1987 Golden Kite Nonfiction Award

Results of the Golden Kite Award in the year 1987.

Book:The Incredible Journey of Lewis and Clark

The Incredible Journey of Lewis and Clark

Rhoda Blumberg

A lively, gritty account of Lewis and Clark’s incredible journey west across uncharted North America — a two-and-a-half year odyssey filled with danger, disappointment, and discovery.

Book:Lincoln: A Photobiography

Lincoln: A Photobiography

Russell Freedman

Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height. Here is a warm, appealing biography of our Civil War president, illustrated with dozens of carefully chosen photographs and prints.

Russell Freedman begins with a lively account of Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood, his career as a country lawyer, and his courtship and marriage to Mary Todd. Then the author focuses on the presidential years (1861 to 1865), skillfully explaining the many complex issues Lincoln grappled with as he led a deeply divided nation through the Civil War. The book’s final chapter is a moving account of that tragic evening in Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865.

Lincoln: A Photobiography concludes with a sampling of Lincoln writings and a detailed list of Lincoln historical sites. Russell Freedman visited all the major Lincoln historical sites while researching this book. At the Illinois State Historical…[more]

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