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Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865

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  • Lincoln's Giftby Gordon Leidner

    Sourcebooks 2015; US$ 14.99

    "Simply the best book that has been published on this great president's humor and stories...Everyone interested in Abraham Lincoln will want to read this."?William C. Harris, author of Lincoln and the Border States Abraham Lincoln has long been admired for his leadership, honesty, and eloquence. But despite his somber reputation, the sixteenth... more...

  • Lincoln and Grantby Edward H. III Bonekemper

    Regnery Publishing 2015; US$ 18.99

    Ed Bonekemper is Book Review Editor of Civil War News and a former adjunct lecturer in military history at Muhlenberg College. He earned a B.A. cum laude in American history from Muhlenberg College, an M.A. in American history from Old Dominion University, and a J.D. from Yale Law School. His prior Civil War books are Grant and Lee: Victorious American... more...

  • For Brotherhood and Dutyby Brian R. McEnany

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    During the tense months leading up to the American Civil War, the cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point continued their education even as the nation threatened to dissolve around them. Students from both the North and South struggled to understand events such as John Brown's Raid, the secession of eleven states from the Union,... more...

  • Fighting the Cold Warby John R. USA (Ret.) Galvin; David H. USA (Ret.) Petraeus

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 39.95

    When four-star general John Rogers Galvin retired from the US Army after forty-four years of distinguished service in 1992, the Washington Post hailed him as a man "without peer among living generals." In Fighting the Cold War: A Soldier's Memoir , the celebrated soldier, scholar, and statesman recounts his active participation in more than sixty... more...

  • 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 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

    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...

  • Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Americaby William E. Gienapp

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 36.99

    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...