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Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865

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  • 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...

  • Fighting the Cold Warby John R. USA (Ret.) Galvin; David H. USA (Ret.) Petraeus

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 39.95

    When four-star general John Rogers Galvin retired from the US Army after forty-four years of distinguished service in 1992, the Washington Post hailed him as a man "without peer among living generals." In Fighting the Cold War: A Soldier's Memoir , the celebrated soldier, scholar, and statesman recounts his active participation in more than sixty... more...

  • For Brotherhood and Dutyby Brian R. McEnany

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    During the tense months leading up to the American Civil War, the cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point continued their education even as the nation threatened to dissolve around them. Students from both the North and South struggled to understand events such as John Brown's Raid, the secession of eleven states from the Union,... more...

  • Founders' Sonby Richard Brookhiser

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 27.99

    Abraham Lincoln grew up in the long shadow of the Founding Fathers. Seeking an intellectual and emotional replacement for his own taciturn father, Lincoln turned to the great men of the founding—Washington, Paine, Jefferson—and their great documents—the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution—for knowledge, guidance, inspiration, and purpose.... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Lincoln Assassination Encyclopediaby Jr. Edward Steers

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    ?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 Revisitedby John Y. Simon; Holzer Harold; Dawn Vogel

    Fordham University Press 2007; US$ 23.99

    In February 2009, America celebrates the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, and the pace of new Lincoln books and articles has already quickened. From his cabinetGÇÖs politics to his own struggles with depression, Lincoln remains the most written-about story in our history. And each year historians find something new and important... more...