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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.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Illinois: Seasons of Light
ISBN: 1889899011

Wild Perceptions. 1997

Book by Shaw, Robert

Windy City Wild: Chicago's Natural Wonders
ISBN: 1556524161

Chicago Review Pr. 2000

When most people think of the Chicago metropolitan area they usually don't envision captivating natural beauty, but within a 55-mile radius of the city there are no less than five distinctive ecosystems, including tall-grass prairies, oak savannas, forests, lakeshores, and wetlands. Several of the natural communities preserved here are among the rarest in the world, including 181 species listed as endangered or threatened. These spectacular color photographs uncover Chicago's natural wonders, including vistas of shooting stars at Chiwaukee Prairie, blazing star and goldenrod at Gensburg-Markham Prairie, a luscious green canyon at Camp Sagawau, a pair of sandhill cranes feeding along the banks of the Fox River, a carpet of trilliums in Messenger Woods, fog rising over the Volo bog, and a fox family venturing out at dawn.

Abraham Lincoln Traveled This Way The America Lincoln Knew
ISBN: 1891650254

Firelight Publishing. 2011

Abraham Lincoln Traveled This Way-The America Lincoln Knew is a look back through the window of time into Lincoln's world. Renowned Lincoln historian Dr. Michael Burlingame and acclaimed landscape photographer Robert Shaw explore 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.

The book is a collection of captivating images and scholarly excellence which takes readers on a visual journey that is unique among books about Abraham Lincoln. Dr. Burlingame's writing and Shaw's images are woven together with Lincoln's own words to create an elegant and exciting exploration of Lincoln's life story.

The 276-page hardcover book is a culmination of five years of research and hundreds of days of photography in ten states and the District of Columbia. Shaw traveled over a hundred thousand miles in the making of the images for the book, which range from the Mississippi River to New Hampshire. The book begins at Lincoln's birthplace in Kentucky, moves through his younger years in Indiana, offers a comprehensive view of his twenty-nine years in Illinois, travels to The White House and the years of the Civil War, and concludes with a poignant epilogue by Michael Burlingame.

Abraham Lincoln Traveled This Way takes readers to over seventy Lincoln historic sites and dozens of other locations Lincoln traveled, including eighteen National and State Historic Sites, two National Memorials, and a National Monument. Eighteen of these sites have been designated National Historic Landmarks. Though not a guide book, a complete list of locations will be helpful to travelers who want to discover many of these places on their own.

A Day Long To Be Remembered— Lincoln in Gettysburg
ISBN: 1891650637

Firelight Publishing. 2013

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.


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Availability for Public Speaking

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Contact author at:

Firelight Publishing

PO Box 590

Heyworth, Illinois 61745

309-473-2990