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Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865

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  • 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...

  • Lincoln in American Memoryby Merrill D. Peterson

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 34.99

    In Lincoln in American Memory , historian Merrill Peterson provides a fascinating history of Lincoln's place in the American imagination from the hour of his death to the present. In tracing the changing image of Lincoln through time, this wide-ranging account offers insight into the evolution and struggles of American politics and society--and into... more...

  • Manhuntby James L. Swanson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 21.00

    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...

  • Our Secret Constitutionby George P. Fletcher

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 16.99

    Americans hate and distrust their government. At the same time, Americans love and trust their government. These contradictory attitudes are resolved by Fletcher's novel interpretation of constitutional history. He argues that we have two constitutions--still living side by side--one that caters to freedom and fear, the other that satisfied our needs... more...