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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Sourcebooks, Inc. 2008; US$ 22.95
1858 explores the events and personalities of the year that would send the Americas North and South on a collision course culminating in the slaughter of 630,000 of the nations young men, a greater number than died in any other American conflict. more...
- Penguin Young Readers Group 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...