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- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99
The Day Lincoln Was Shot is a gripping, minute-by-minute account of April 14, 1865: the day President Abraham Lincoln was tragically assassinated. It chronicles the movements of Lincoln and his assassin John Wilkes Booth during every movement of that fateful day. Author and journalist Jim Bishop has fashioned an unforgettable tale of tragedy, more... more...
- Regnery Publishing 2013; US$ 27.95
April 14, 1865. A famous actor pulls a trigger in the presidential balcony, leaps to the stage and escapes, as the president lies fatally wounded. In the panic that follows, forty-six terrified people scatter in and around Ford?s Theater as soldiers take up stations by the doors and the audience surges into the streets chanting, ?Burn the place down!?... more...
- Lexington Books 2000; US$ 34.99
Lucas Morel examines what the public life of Abraham Lincoln teaches about the role of religion in a self-governing society. Lincoln's understanding of the requirements of republican government led him to accommodate and direct religious sentiment toward responsible self-government. As a successful republic requires a moral or self-controlled people,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 27.99
This compelling, highly readable book focuses on the men who shaped the events that led to secession and the Civil War. Secessionists tore at the bonds that bound Americans to one another and their government as they maligned Northerners and found sinister intent in federal policy. But equally as adamant on the opposite side were the determined abolitionists... more...
- Southern Illinois University Press 2010; US$ 24.95
First published in 1932, this was the first thoroughly researched biography of Mary Lincoln ever written, and it remains the most balanced and complete work on this controversial First Lady. Author W. A. Evans challenges the disparaging views of Mary Lincoln that were generally accepted at the time, offering a comprehensive and informed look at... more...
- Algora Publishing 2013; US$ 24.95
The most comprehensive portrait of noteworthy public figures can generally be seen in their personal letters and journal entries. Lincolns wartime correspondence is no exception, and the letters he penned to his Civil War generalsthrough one of the most critical episodes in American historyare of singular importance.While Abraham... more...
- Jonathan Ball Publishers 2013; US$ 18.96
Mind your Business is a compilation of the success stories of prominent South African businesspeople, from entrepreneurs to chief executives of multinational business giants. This book is the outgrowth of South African channel kykNet?s popular TV series Sakegesprek met Theo Vorster. After many inquiries from viewers, Theo decided to summarise his... more...
- Free Press 1999; US$ 20.99
I sit down to write you (a Soldier's Friend!)...My kind Friend of Friends you have the power to help me a grate deal...I have great Confidence in our Good President hoe has dun a grate deal for us poor Soldiers... So wrote Private Joe Hass to Abraham Lincoln, February 20, 1864. Like an extraordinary number of his fellow Union soldiers, he loved Lincoln... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00
As a defender of national unity, a leader in war, and the emancipator of slaves, Abraham Lincoln lays ample claim to being the greatest of our presidents. But the story of his rise to greatness is as complex as it is compelling. In this superb, prize-winning biography, acclaimed historian Richard Carwardine examines Lincoln?s dramatic political journey,... more...
- Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 34.99
Lincoln's death, like his life, was an event of epic proportions. When the president was struck down at his moment of triumph, writes Merrill Peterson, "sorrow--indescribable sorrow" swept the nation. After lying in state in Washington, Lincoln's body was carried by a special funeral train to Springfield, Illinois, stopping in major cities along the... more...