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- Lyons Press 2014; US$ 27.99
A New York Times Bestseller! The story of the Civil War's record number of living former and current presidents, and how the ex-Presidents? Club--for and against Abraham Lincoln (but mostly against)--maneuvered, seceded, plotted, advised, and aided during the Civil War while Lincoln navigated the minefield they created more...
- 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
This unique addition to Civil War literature examines the extensive influence Quaker belief and practice had on Lincoln's decisions relative to slavery, including his choice to emancipate the slaves. more...
A Finger in Lincoln's Brain: What Modern Science Reveals about Lincoln, His Assassination, and Its AftermathABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00
This intriguing book examines Lincoln's assassination from a behavioral and medical sciences perspective, providing new insights into everything from ballistics and forensics to the medical intervention to save his life, the autopsy results, his compromised embalming, and the final odyssey of his bodily remains. 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...
- 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...
- 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...