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Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865

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  • 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...

  • The Mary Lincoln Enigmaby Frank J. Williams; Michael Burkhimer; Stephen Berry; Brian R. Dirck; Kenneth J. Winkle; Jason Emerson; Richard W. Etulain; Harold Holzer; Richard Lawrence Miller; Douglas L. Wilson; Wayne C. Temple; Donna McCreary; Catherine Clinton; James S Brust

    Southern Illinois University Press 2012; US$ 32.95

    Mary Lincoln is a lightning rod for controversy. Stories reveal widely different interpretations, and it is impossible to write a definitive version of her life that will suit everyone. The thirteen engaging essays in this collection introduce Mary Lincoln’s complex nature and show how she is viewed today. The authors’ explanations of... more...

  • We Called Him Rabbi Abrahamby Gary Phillip Zola

    Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 49.50

    Over the course of American history, Jews have held many American leaders in high esteem, but they maintain a unique emotional bond with Abraham Lincoln. From the time of his presidency to the present day, American Jews have persistently viewed Lincoln as one of their own, casting him as a Jewish sojourner and, in certain respects, a Jewish role... more...

  • The True Mary Todd Lincolnby Betty Boles Ellison

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    This new biography provides a startlingly different picture of Mary Lincoln, President Abraham Lincoln's wife. Preconceived myths about the former first lady are factually disproved. At times her judgment was faulty; in other instances it was brilliant. After her 1861 refurbishing of the Executive Mansion, she made no further furnishings purchases,... more...

  • Visits With Lincolnby Barbara A. White

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 32.99

    Visits with Lincoln provides a balanced and readable discussion of ten abolitionists, male and female, black and white, to visit President Lincoln in the White House during the Civil War. It paints a portrait of Lincoln through the eyes of the visitors, who include a variety of important historical figures-Jessie Fremont, Carl Schurz, Harriet Beecher... more...

  • The Young Eagleby Kenneth J. Winkle

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2001; US$ 27.99

    Drawing on the latest interpretive and methodological advances in historical scholarship, The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln reexamines the young adult life of America's sixteenth president. more...

  • Southern Pamphlets on Secession, November 1860-April 1861by

    The University of North Carolina Press 1996; US$ 29.99

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  • Overcoming America / America Overcomingby Stephen C. Rowe

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 34.99

    America is in the process of overcoming the modern, which is expressed negatively as hyper-individualism, materialism, moral disease, fundamentalism, and nihilistic terrorism. In its positive expression the modern develops beyond itself, into a post-traditional ethic and spirituality in which it becomes possible to affirm life and reappropriate... more...

  • Killing Lincolnby Bill O'Reilly; Martin Dugard

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 27.99

    A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly The anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history?how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865,... more...

  • Reading With Lincolnby Robert Bray

    Southern Illinois University Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Through extensive reading and reflection, Abraham Lincoln fashioned a mind as powerfully intellectual and superlatively communicative as that of any other American political leader. Reading with Lincoln uncovers the how of Lincoln’s inspiring rise to greatness by connecting the content of his reading to the story of his life. At the... more...