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Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865

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  • The Fate of Libertyby Mark E. Jr. Neely

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 39.99

    Only one president has ever suspended habeas corpus: the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln. This insightful account of civil liberties under Lincoln sheds new light on the controversy over the great president's record on domestic security. Far from Gore Vidal's "absolute dictator," Neely's portrait of Lincoln shows a leader prone to mercy, attempting... more...

  • Father Abrahamby Richard Striner

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 17.99

    Lincoln is the single most compelling figure in our history, but also one of the most enigmatic. Was he the Great Emancipator, a man of deep convictions who ended slavery in the United States, or simply a reluctant politician compelled by the force of events to free the slaves? In Father Abraham , Richard Striner offers a fresh portrait of Lincoln,... more...

  • Team of Rivalsby Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 21.00

    Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Abraham Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase,... more...

  • Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Americaby William E. Gienapp

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 36.95

    In Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America, historian William Gienapp provides a remarkably concise, up-to-date, and vibrant biography of the most revered figure in United States history. While the heart of the book focuses on the Civil War, Gienapp begins with a finely etched portrait of Lincoln's early life, from pioneer farm boy to politician and... more...

  • The Real Lincolnby Thomas J. Dilorenzo

    The Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War Most Americans consider Abraham Lincoln to be the greatest president in history. His legend as the Great Emancipator has grown to mythic proportions as hundreds of books, a national holiday, and a monument in Washington, D.C., extol his heroism and martyrdom. But what if most everything... more...

  • The Political Lincolnby Paul Finkelman; Martin J. Hershock

    CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2008; US$ 163.30

    Meticulously detailed coverage of the life, politics, and legacy of one of our nation’s most influential presidents more...

  • The American Civil War: A Handbook of Literature and Researchby Steven Woodworth

    ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 75.00

    The single most important volume for anyone interested in the Civil War to own and consult. (From the foreword by James M. McPherson) The first guide to Civil War literature to appear in nearly 30 years, this book provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and informative survey and analysis of the vast body of Civil War literature. More than 40... more...

  • Politics and America in Crisis: The Coming of the Civil Warby Michael Green

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 64.00

    Politics and America in Crisis: The Coming of the Civil War examines the developments between 1846 and 1861 that pushed the nation to war to see what they reveal about the North, the South, the people leading them, and the issues separating them. As shown here, in the decade and a half before the actual outbreak of the war, the mostly southern... more...

  • My Thoughts Be Bloodyby Nora Titone

    Free Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    The scene of John Wilkes Booth shooting Abraham Lincoln in Ford’s Theatre is among the most vivid and indelible images in American history. The literal story of what happened on April 14, 1865, is familiar: Lincoln was killed by John Wilkes Booth, a lunatic enraged by the Union victory and the prospect of black citizenship. Yet who Booth really was—besides... more...

  • What Would Lincoln Do?by David Acord

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2009; US$ 1.99

    What Would Lincoln Do? is a must-have guide for Lincoln fans and anyone wishing to benefit from the advice from one of history's top leaders. more...