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Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865

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  • The Darkest Dawnby Thomas Goodrich

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 17.55

    "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... more...

  • Father Abrahamby Richard Striner

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 15.99

    Provides a fresh look at President Lincoln, aiming to challenge scholarship that has portrayed him as a passive or hesitant abolitionist, showing instead that he was both a moral visionary and shrewd political strategist. more...

  • Team of Rivalsby Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 17.70

    Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward... more...

  • Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Americaby William E. Gienapp

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 20.99

    Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America' is a short biography aimed at a general audience, but because of its short length, it will also be suitable for use on college courses in American history. The biography concentrates on Lincoln's years as president, with particular emphasis upon his role in determining the course and outcome of the Civil War. more...

  • Mr. Lincoln's T-Mailsby Tom Wheeler

    HarperCollins 2006; US$ 10.99

    The Civil War was the first "modern war." Because of the rapid changes in American society, Abraham Lincoln became president of a divided United States during a period of technological and social revolution. Among the many modern marvels that gave the North an advantage was the telegraph, which Lincoln used to stay connected to the forces in the field... more...

  • President Lincolnby William Lee Miller

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    In his acclaimed book Lincoln's Virtues , William Lee Miller explored Abraham Lincoln's intellectual and moral development. Now he completes his "ethical biography," showing how the amiable and inexperienced backcountry politician was transformed by constitutional alchemy into an oath-bound head of state. Faced with a radical moral contradiction left... more...

  • We Are Lincoln Menby David Herbert Donald

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 14.00

    In this brilliant and illuminating portrait of our sixteenth president, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner David Herbert Donald examines the significance of friendship in Abraham Lincoln's life and the role it played in shaping his career and his presidency. Though Lincoln had hundreds of acquaintances and dozens of admirers, he had almost no intimate... more...

  • The Lincolnsby Daniel Mark Epstein

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    The first full-length portrait of the marriage of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln in more than fifty years, The Lincolns is a fascinating new work of American history by Daniel Mark Epstein, an award-winning biographer and poet known for his passionate understanding of the Civil War period. Although the private lives of political couples have in our... more...

  • A. Lincolnby Ronald C. Jr White

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 20.00

    ?If you read one book about Lincoln, make it  A. Lincoln .?? USA Today NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post  ?  The Philadelphia Inquirer ?   The Christian Science Monitor ? St. Louis Post-Dispatch.   NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE CHRISTOPHER AWARD Everyone wants to define the man who signed his name... more...

  • Angels and Agesby Adam Gopnik

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    In this captivating double life, Adam Gopnik searches for the men behind the icons of emancipation and evolution. Born by cosmic coincidence on the same day in 1809 and separated by an ocean, Lincoln and Darwin coauthored our sense of history and our understanding of man?s place in the world. Here Gopnik reveals these two men as they really were: family... more...