Dennis Tucker of Whitman Publishing forwarded this announcement about the latest award for Fred Reed's book, Abraham Lincoln: The Image of His Greatness. Congratulations! T picture shows Fred (right) receiving his Wismer award from the Society of paper Money Collectors (SPMC).
Fred Reed’s Abraham Lincoln: The Image of His Greatness has added a third literary award to its roster. The Society of Paper Money Collectors bestowed its D.C. Wismer “Book of the Year” Award at its annual gathering in Memphis.
The book had previously been named the Numismatic Literary Guild’s 2009 “Book of the Year” (the work most likely to have an impact on numismatics), and it earned the Professional Currency Dealers Association’s 2009 Literary Award. It also was an Invited Candidate for The Lincoln Group of New York’s annual Award of Achievement—a rare honor highly prized in Lincoln-research circles.
Reed, a noted numismatic researcher and writer, is the longtime editor of Paper Money Magazine. He writes a weekly column for Coin World and monthly columns for Bank Note Reporter and COINS Magazine.
In Abraham Lincoln: The Image of His Greatness, Reed explores the ever-changing popular depiction of Lincoln as “ideal, idol, and icon.” The martyred president is seen on coins, tokens, medals, stamps, stocks, bonds, and paper money—and also in paintings, magazine covers, advertisements, cartoons, movie stills, and other diverse media.
The book has been praised by mainstream historians, Lincoln scholars, and numismatic researchers alike, and has been a popular seller for Whitman Publishing.
“Fred Reed’s history is beautifully illustrated with materials from his own extensive collection,” said Whitman publisher Dennis Tucker. “He shares more than 900 images, famous and obscure—many rarely seen, and some never before published. They offer fresh and illuminating insight on our greatest president.”
Abraham Lincoln: The Image of His Greatness is available online (including at WhitmanBooks.com), and from booksellers and hobby dealers nationwide. The hardcover 8.5x11-inch book has 288 pages and is illustrated in full color. It retails for $29.95.
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