Abraham Lincoln on Screen

Live-Action Portrayals on Film and Television, 3d ed.

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About the Book

President Lincoln is the most frequently portrayed American historical figure in the history of the film and television arts, having been featured as an onscreen character in over 250 productions since the birth of the motion picture medium. In this work, entries cover each film and television portrayal of Lincoln, providing essential cast, production and release information, and a discussion of each work’s historical accuracy and artistic merits. This updated edition provides commentary on all new screen works produced in recent years, including Steven Spielberg’s award-winning 2012 film Lincoln starring Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role.

About the Author(s)

Mark S. Reinhart has presented lectures on the subject of Lincoln–related film and television at libraries and museums throughout the U.S. He is a musician in Columbus, Ohio.

Bibliographic Details

Mark S. Reinhart
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 235 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9356-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5187-3
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

Reviews of previous editions:

• “Fascinating…evaluative…descriptive”—Booklist

• “Intriguing…an informative reference tool. A welcome addition”—School Library Journal

• “An original and entertaining look at Lincoln’s place in American popular culture ”—The Washington Times

• “This reference work does an excellent job of providing extensive information on Lincoln as a historical and dramatic subject”—Reference Reviews

• “A useful guide…of value”—The NYMAS Review

• “Fascinating…incredible attention to detail”—ARBA

• “Fascinating…extremely detailed, thorough, and completely captivating…well-researched, well-written…definitely fills a gap in Lincoln scholarship”—The Civil War Courier

• “Definitive…tremendously informative…entertaining…superb…well illustrated…recommend[ed]”—Lincoln Herald

• “Reinhart does film studies a tremendous service by assembling this material”—Journal of American Studies

• “A real gem”—Film & History

• “Critiques more than 150 film and TV productions made between 1903 and 1998”—C&RL News

• “Comprehensive…a fine piece of diligent research…valuable”—The Civil War News

• “Fascinating”—Columbus Alive

• “The most frequently portrayed American historical figure in movies and television”—The Columbus Dispatch

• “Amply illustrated”—The State Journal-Register

• “Astonishing…enjoyable…sophisticated”—The Other Paper

• “Detailed…a useful and necessary addition to the field of Lincoln studies”—The A. Lincoln Bibliophile

• “Useful”—Ohioana Quarterly