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Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865

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  • Abraham Lincolnby Abraham Lincoln; Gordon Leidner

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2009; US$ 12.99

    Abraham Lincoln: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches captures the essence of Lincoln in his own words and in the words of those who knew him, from Mary Todd Lincoln to Stephen Douglas. more...

  • Lincoln’s Gift from Homer, New Yorkby Martin A. Sweeney

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    Although Illinois enjoys the indisputable title of "The Land of Lincoln," one small town in New York State played a significant role in the sixteenth president's history. Three native sons of Homer--a detective, a journalist, and a painter--helped inscribe Abraham Lincoln's place in the nation's iconic imagery. Private investigator... more...

  • Protecting President Lincolnby Frederick Hatch

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    From his election in November 1860 to his death in April 1865, Abraham Lincoln faced constant danger from those hostile to him and to the Union cause. Lincoln's enemies made four overt attempts on his life, including a Confederate partisan effort to infect him with yellow fever by sending a contaminated valise of clothing to the White House. Because... more...

  • Lincolnby David Herbert Donald

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 20.00

    A masterful work by Pulitzer Prize?winning author David Herbert Donald, Lincoln is a stunning portrait of Abraham Lincoln?s life and presidency. Donald brilliantly depicts Lincoln?s gradual ascent from humble beginnings in rural Kentucky to the ever-expanding political circles in Illinois, and finally to the presidency of a country divided by civil... more...

  • Sewardby Walter Stahr

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 19.99

    From one of our most acclaimed new biographers? the first full life of the leader of Lincoln?s ?team of rivals? to appear in more than forty years. William Henry Seward was one of the most important Americans of the nineteenth century. Progressive governor of New York and outspoken U.S. senator, he was the odds-on favorite to win the 1860 Republican... more...

  • Lincoln on Lincolnby Paul M. Zall

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 25.00

    Though Abraham Lincoln has been the subject of numerous biographies, his personality remains an enigma. During his lifetime, Lincoln prepared two sketches of his life for the 1860 presidential race. These brief campaign portraits serve as the core around which Paul Zall weaves extracts from correspondence, speeches, and interviews to produce an in-depth... more...

  • Rise to Greatnessby David Von Drehle

    Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 20.99

    The electrifying story of Abraham Lincoln's rise to greatness during the most perilous year in our nation?s history As 1862 dawned, the American republic was at death's door. The federal government appeared overwhelmed, the U.S. Treasury was broke, and the Union?s top general was gravely ill. The Confederacy?with its booming economy, expert military... more...

  • We Saw Lincoln Shotby Timothy S. Good

    University Press of Mississippi 1996; US$ 22.00

    On the evening of 14 April 1865 when President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Ford's Theatre, an entire audience was witness to the tragedy. From diaries, letters, depositions, affidavits, and periodicals, here is a collection of accounts from a variety of theatergoers - who by chance saw one of the truly pivotal events in U. S. history. Providing... more...

  • Knights of the Golden Circleby David C. Keehn

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Based on years of exhaustive and meticulous research, David C. Keehn's study provides the first comprehensive analysis of the Knights of the Golden Circle, a secret southern society that initially sought to establish a slave-holding empire in the "Golden Circle" region of Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America. Keehn reveals the origins, rituals,... more...