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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Robert Shaw  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Photography

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Clinton, Illinois


-- Robert Shaw on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=robert+shaw


Illinois Connection

Shaw lives in Heyworth, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Shaw is a photographer who has published books, calendars and cards since 1986. In 1997, he started Wild Perceptions - a company dedicated to wonders of the natural world.Robert's newest book is ''Abraham Lincoln Traveled This Way''. It explores the places and the land that were a part of Abraham Lincoln’s life—from his early years in Kentucky and Indiana, through the 29 years he lived in Illinois, until he went east to Washington, D.C. to serve as President. Discover The America Lincoln Knew with renowned Lincoln historian Michael Burlingame, author of the definitive biography ''Abraham Lincoln: A Life and The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln'', along with several edited volumes.Abraham Lincoln’s story is told at over 70 Lincoln historic sites and dozens of other locations Lincoln traveled, including 18 National and State Historic Sites, 2 National Memorials, and a National Monument, with 18 Lincoln sites being designated National Historic Landmarks. At least 16 historic sites are dedicated exclusively to Abraham Lincoln.These places of tribute tell the story of Lincoln’s life.


Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Contact author at Firelight Publishing PO Box 590 Heyworth, Illinois 61745 309-473-2990

Selected Titles At Your Library

A day long to be remembered :
ISBN: 1891650637. OCLC Number: 863156874

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A Day Long To Be Remembered-Lincoln in Gettysburg tells one of the greatest American stories in a wonderfully conceived book. In their second collaboration, renowned Lincoln and Civil War historian Michael Burlingame and acclaimed landscape photographer Robert Shaw tell the story of Lincoln's central role in the legendary events of Gettysburg. This multifaceted book is unique among books about Lincoln and Gettysburg. Shaw's dynamic images are woven together with Burlingame's outstanding writing and Lincoln's telegrams, letters, and speeches to create a dramatic exploration of Lincoln and the Gettysburg story. The book covers the seven month window of time in 1863, beginning with the invasion of Pennsylvania, through the Battle of Gettysburg and the end of the Gettysburg Campaign-leading to the development of the first national cemetery on a battlefield. The story culminates with Lincoln's trip to Gettysburg for the dedication ceremony and his delivering of the immortal Gettysburg Address. A Day Long To Be Remembered - Lincoln in Gettysburg takes readers back in time, evoking a sense of the experience of that devastating, turned hopeful year in Gettysburg-a turning point in the Civil War. The images capture an ambiance, connecting with Lincoln's words and Burlingame's masterful writing to create a compelling and stimulating edition. The 220-page hardcover includes two double fold-outs, and presents rare photographs from Gettysburg from 1863. This is the first book to include a complete, high quality collection of all the surviving photographs from November 19, 1863.

Abraham Lincoln traveled this way :
ISBN: 1891650254. OCLC Number: 772961016

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"Abraham Lincoln traveled this way: the America Lincoln knew is a collection of images by Robert Shaw and writing by Michael Burlingame that aims to take readers on a visual journey that explores Lincoln's life story."--Chris Dettro, The State Journal-Register, Dec. 6, 2011.

Illinois :
ISBN: 1889899011. OCLC Number: 37825897

Cache River Press,. .

Collection of photography and writing giving tribute to the splendor of the natural world still remaining in Illinois.

Windy City wild :
ISBN: 1556524161. OCLC Number: 43903537

Chicago Review Press,. .