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Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865

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  • The Insanity Fileby Mark E. Neely; R. Gerald McMurtry

    Southern Illinois University Press 1993; US$ 20.00

    In 1875 Robert Todd Lincoln caused his mother, Mary Todd Lincoln, to be committed to an insane asylum. Based on newly discovered manuscript materials, this book seeks to explain how and why. In these documents?marked by Robert Todd Lincoln as the "MTL Insanity File"?exists the only definitive record of the tragic story of Mary Todd Lincoln?s insanity... more...

  • The Lincoln Mailbagby Harold Holzer

    Southern Illinois University Press 2006; US$ 23.50

    As president, Abraham Lincoln received between two hundred and five hundred letters a day?correspondence from public officials, political allies, and military leaders, as well as letters from ordinary Americans of all races who wanted to share their views with him. Here, and in his critically acclaimed volume Dear Mr. Lincoln, editor Harold Holzer... more...

  • The Living Lincolnby Thomas A. Horrocks; Harold Holzer; Frank J. Williams; John Stauffer; Edna Greene Medford; Michael Vorenberg; Gerald J. Prokopowicz; Craig L. Symonds; Barry Schwartz; Orville Vernon Burton; Richard Wightman Fox; Matthew PINSKER

    Southern Illinois University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    The Living Lincoln gives new voice to several aspects of Abraham Lincoln's career as seen through the lens of recent scholarship, in essays that show how the sixteenth president's appeal continues to endure and expand. Featuring eleven essays from major historians, the book offers thoughtful, provocative, and highly original examinations of Lincoln's... more...

  • The Madness of Mary Lincolnby Jason Emerson; James S Brust

    Southern Illinois University Press 2007; US$ 19.95

    In 2005, historian Jason Emerson discovered a steamer trunk formerly owned by Robert Todd Lincoln's lawyer and stowed in an attic for forty years. The trunk contained a rare find: twenty-five letters pertaining to Mary Todd Lincoln's life and insanity case, letters assumed long destroyed by the Lincoln family. Mary wrote twenty of the letters herself,... more...

  • Abraham and Mary Lincolnby Kenneth J. Winkle

    Southern Illinois University Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    For decades Abraham and Mary Lincoln’s marriage has been characterized as discordant and tumultuous. In Abraham and Mary Lincoln , author Kenneth J. Winkle goes beyond the common image of the couple, illustrating that although the waters of the Lincoln household were far from calm, the Lincolns were above all a house united. Calling upon their... more...

  • Abraham Lincoln and Horace Greeleyby Gregory A. Borchard

    Southern Illinois University Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    On the American stages of politics and journalism in the mid-nineteenth century, few men were more influential than Abraham Lincoln and his sometime adversary, sometime ally, New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley. In this compelling new volume, author Gregory A. Borchard explores the intricate relationship between these two vibrant figures, both... more...

  • Abraham Lincoln and Robert Burnsby Ferenc Morton Szasz

    Southern Illinois University Press 2008; US$ 27.95

    Today the images of Robert Burns and Abraham Lincoln are recognized worldwide, yet few are aware of the connection between the two. In Abraham Lincoln and Robert Burns: Connected Lives and Legends , author Ferenc Morton Szasz reveals how famed Scots poet Robert Burns—and Scotland in general—influenced the life and thought of one... more...

  • Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Ideasby Allen C. Guelzo; Michael Lind

    Southern Illinois University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Abraham Lincoln was a skilled politician, an inspirational leader, and a man of humor and pathos.  What many may not realize is how much he was also a man of ideas. Despite the most meager of formal educations, Lincoln?s tremendous intellectual curiosity drove him into the circle of Enlightenment philosophy and democratic political ideology.... more...

  • Abraham Lincolnby Benjamin P. Thomas; Michael Burlingame

    Southern Illinois University Press 2008; US$ 22.95

    Long considered a classic, Benjamin P. Thomas's Abraham Lincoln: A Biography takes an incisive look at one of American history's greatest figures. Originally published in 1952 to wide acclaim, this eloquent account rises above previously romanticized depictions of the sixteenth president to reveal the real Lincoln: a complex, shrewd, and dynamic... more...

  • Abraham Lincolnby Michael Burlingame

    Southern Illinois University Press 2007; US$ 26.50

    In 1890 Abraham Lincoln?s two main White House secretaries, John G. Nicolay and John Hay, published the ten-volume biography Abraham Lincoln: A History . Although the authors witnessed the daily events occurring within the executive mansion and the national Capitol, their lengthy biography is more a recounting of the Civil War era than a study of... more...