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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95
The American Civil War (1861-65) was the bloodiest war of the nineteenth century and its impact continues to be felt today. It, and its origins have been studied more intensively than any other period in American history, yet it remains profoundly controversial. Brian Holden Reid's formidable volume is a major contribution to this ongoing historical... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 37.00
An important contribution to Lincoln scholarship, this thought-provoking work argues that Abraham Lincoln and the Religious Society of Friends faced a similar dilemma: how to achieve emancipation without extending the bloodshed and hardship of war. Organized chronologically so readers can see changes in Lincoln's thinking over time, the book explores... more...
A Finger in Lincoln's Brain: What Modern Science Reveals about Lincoln, His Assassination, and Its AftermathABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00
In this book, E. Lawrence Abel sheds much-needed light on the fascinating details surrounding the death of Abraham Lincoln, including John Wilkes Booth's illness that turned him into an assassin, the medical treatment the president is alleged to have received after he was shot, and the significance of his funeral for the American public. The author... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 Hoods personal papers includes wartime and postwar letters from comrades, subordinates, former enemies and friends, exhaustive medical reports relating to Hoods two major... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...