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Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865

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  • 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...

  • With Malice Toward Noneby Stephen B. Oates

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    ?Full, fair, and accurate. . . . Certainly the most objective biography of Lincoln ever written.? ?Pulitzer Prize-winner David Herbert Donald, New York Times Book Review From preeminent Civil War historian Stephen B. Oates comes the book the Washington Post hails as ?the standard one-volume biography of Lincoln.? Oates? With Malice Toward None... more...

  • Causes of the Civil Warby Shane Mountjoy

    Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 42.00

    In 1861, Americans became engaged in a bloody civil war in which more than 600,000 Americans lost their lives. The conflict began after several states withdrew from the Union. "Causes of the Civil War: The Differences Between the North and South" examines the sectional rivalries that surfaced in the early 19th century and intensified in the... more...

  • The Lincoln Assassination Conspiratorsby Edward Jr. Steers; Harold Holzer

    LSU Press 2009; US$ 19.95

    On May 1, 1865, two weeks after Abraham Lincoln?s assassination, recently inaugurated president Andrew Johnson appointed John Frederick Hartranft to command the military prison at the Washington Arsenal, where the U.S. government had just incarcerated the seven men and one woman accused of complicity in the shooting. From that day through the execution... more...

  • The American Civil Warby Steven E. Woodworth

    ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 231.00

    The single most important volume for anyone interested in the Civil War to own and consult. (From the foreword by James M. McPherson) The first guide to Civil War literature to appear in nearly 30 years, this book provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and informative survey and analysis of the vast body of Civil War literature. More than 40... more...

  • The Lincoln Assassination Encyclopediaby Jr. Edward Steers

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 16.99

    ?In this encyclopedia of Lincoln?s assassination, Edward Steers, Jr., the foremost scholar of the assassination, has assembled knowledge of the subject scattered in documents and writings over a period of nearly a century and a half, organized it authoritatively and comprehensively, and written about it clearly.? ?William Hanchett, author of Out... more...

  • Lincoln on the Civil Warby Abraham Lincoln

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 13.00

    Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War. This well-rounded selection of Abraham Lincoln's finest speeches combines the classic and obscure, the lyrical and historical, and the inspirational and intellectual to present a historical arc marking periods of the Civil War-crisis, outbreak, escalation, victory,... more...

  • Meet Abraham Lincolnby Barbara Cary

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 4.99

    This warmly told biography of our sixteenth president is enriched by many authentic but seldom told anecdotes and complemented by bold color illustrations that capture the spirit of Lincoln and his era.   From the Trade Paperback edition. more...