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Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865

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  • Lincoln and the Bluegrassby William H. Townsend

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 24.95

    The Bluegrass region of Kentucky was the only part of the slaveholding South Abraham Lincoln knew intimately. How the cultural environment of Lexington, the home of Lincoln's wife, with its pleasure-loving aristocracy, its distinguished political leaders, and its slave auctions shaped his opinions on slavery and secession is traced in these pages.... more...

  • Religion and the Radical Republican Movement, 1860-1870by Victor B. Howard

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Kentucky occupied an unusual position with regard to slavery during the Civil War as well as after. Since the state never seceded, the emancipation proclamation did not free the majority of Kentucky's slaves; in fact, Kentucky and Delaware were the only two states where legal slavery still existed when the thirteenth amendment was adopted by Congress.... more...

  • The Lost Papers of Confederate General John Bell Hoodby Stephen Hood

    Savas Beatie 2014; US$ 18.99

    Scholars hail the find as "the most important discovery in Civil War scholarship in the last half century." The invaluable cache of Confederate General John Bell Hood’s personal papers includes wartime and postwar letters from comrades, subordinates, former enemies and friends, exhaustive medical reports relating to Hood’s two major... more...

  • Abe & Fidoby Matthew Algeo

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    Matthew Algeo is the author of Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure , The President Is a Sick Man , Pedestrianism , and Last Team Standing . An award-winning journalist, he has reported from three continents for public radio's All Things Considered , Marketplace , and Morning Edition . He lives in Washington, DC. more...

  • The War Worth Fightingby Stephen D. Engle

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 31.95

    This volume of original essays, featuring an all-star lineup of Civil War and Lincoln scholars, is aimed at general readers and students eager to learn more about the most current interpretations of the period and the man at the center of its history. The contributors examine how Lincoln actively and consciously managed the war?diplomatically, militarily,... more...

  • Why Lincoln Laughedby Russell H. Conwell

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    Though he would later achieve widespread acclaim as a popular minister and writer, when he was a young man serving in the Union army, Russell Conwell had a chance encounter with then-President Lincoln. Over the course of their conversation, Conwell was able to gain a great deal of insight into Lincoln's unique personality and sense of humor. His... more...

  • Lincoln's Menby William C. Davis

    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...

  • Lincolnby Richard Carwardine

    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...

  • Manhuntby James L. Swanson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin, John Wilkes Booth, led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still reeling from... more...

  • The Darkest Dawnby Thomas Goodrich

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 20.99

    "While waves of laughter echoed through the theater, James Ferguson kept his eyes focused on Abraham Lincoln. Although the president joined the crowd with a ?hearty laugh,? his interest seemingly lay more with someone below. With his right elbow resting on the arm of his chair and his chin lying carelessly on his hand, Lincoln parted one of the flags... more...