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Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865

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  • 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 against... 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...

  • The Assassin's Accompliceby Kate Clifford Larson

    Basic Books 2010; US$ 16.95

    Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, The Assassin?s Accomplice tells the gripping story of the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln through experience of its only female participant. Confederate sympathizer Mary Surratt ran a boarding house in Washington, and the depth of her complicity in the murder of President Lincoln has been debated... more...

  • Blood on the Moonby Jr. Edward Steers

    The University Press of Kentucky 2001; US$ 22.00

    Winner of the 2001 The Lincoln Group of New York's Award of Achievement A History Book Club Selection The assassination of Abraham Lincoln is usually told as a tale of a lone deranged actor who struck from a twisted lust for revenge. This is not only too simple an explanation; Blood on the Moon reveals that it is completely wrong. John Wilkes Booth... more...

  • Bullets, Ballots, and Rhetoricby Larry E. Nelson

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    Aspirations to ?whoop? the North notwithstanding, Confederates set their hopes for independence not on the belief that they could defeat the North but on the hope that their armies could stave off defeat long enough for the North to weary of war.   The South?s single biggest opportunity to effect political change in the North was the presidential... 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 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...

  • 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...

  • A Documentary History of the American Civil War Eraby Thomas C. Mackey

    University of Tennessee Press 2014; US$ 70.00

    A Documentary History of the American Civil War Era is the first comprehensive collection of public policy actions, political speeches, and judicial decisions related to the American Civil War. Collectively, the four volumes in this series give scholars, teachers, and students easy access to the full texts of the most important, fundamental documents... more...

  • The Fate of Libertyby Mark E. Neely Jr.

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 39.99

    If Abraham Lincoln was known as the Great Emancipator, he was also the only president to suspend the writ of habeas corpus. Indeed, Lincoln's record on the Constitution and individual rights has fueled a century of debate, from charges that Democrats were singled out for harrassment to Gore Vidal's depiction of Lincoln as an "absolute dictator." Now,... more...