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Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Did Lincoln Own Slaves?by Gerald J. Prokopowicz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95

    In the bicentennial year of Lincoln's birth, here is the one indispensable book that provides all you need to know about our most revered president in a lively and memorable question-and-answer format.You will learn whether Lincoln could dunk a basketball or tell a joke. Was he the great emancipator or a racist? If he were alive today, could he get... 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...

  • Who Was Abraham Lincoln?by Janet Pascal; Nancy Harrison; John O'Brien

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 4.99

    Born to a family of farmers, Lincoln stood out from an early age?literally! (He was six feet four inches tall.) As sixteenth President of the United States, he guided the nation through the Civil War and saw the abolition of slavery. But Lincoln was tragically shot one night at Ford?s Theater?the first President to be assassinated. Over 100 black-and-white... more...

  • Abraham Lincoln in the Post-Heroic Eraby Barry Schwartz

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    By the 1920s, Abraham Lincoln had transcended the lingering controversies of the Civil War to become a secular saint, honored in North and South alike for his steadfast leadership in crisis. Throughout the Great Depression and World War II, Lincoln was invoked countless times as a reminder of America’s strength and wisdom, a commanding ideal... more...