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Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865

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  • Bullets, Ballots, and Rhetoricby Larry E. Nelson

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    Aspirations to ?whoop? the North notwithstanding, Confederates set their hopes for independence not on the belief that they could defeat the North but on the hope that their armies could stave off defeat long enough for the North to weary of war.   The South?s single biggest opportunity to effect political change in the North was the presidential... more...

  • Lincoln's American Dreamby Joseph Fornieri

    Potomac Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    Despite the voluminous literature on the central figure in American history, no other book in the field of political science compares to Lincoln's American Dream . It addresses comprehensively the overarching themes of Lincoln's political thought and leadership through provocative and divergent interpretations from leading scholars. Each chapter... more...

  • Lincoln's Greatest Speechby Ronald C. White

    Simon & Schuster 2002; US$ 16.99

    After four years of unspeakable horror and sacrifice on both sides, the Civil War was about to end. On March 4, 1865, at his Second Inaugural, President Lincoln did not offer the North the victory speech it yearned for, nor did he blame the South solely for the sin of slavery. Calling the whole nation to account, Lincoln offered a moral framework for... more...

  • Lincoln at Homeby David Herbert Donald

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 11.00

    As Lincoln led the nation into the Civil War, managing the Union was effort, issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, winning reelection in 1864, and planning the Reconstruction of the South, he also led a private life, defined by his close relationship with his wife and by his devotion to his children. Lincoln at Home offers a view into the life of... more...

  • The Fate of Libertyby Mark E. Jr. Neely

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 39.99 US$ 35.99

    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 US$ 16.19

    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...

  • Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Americaby William E. Gienapp

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 36.95 US$ 33.26

    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 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...