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Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865

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  • 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...

  • 366 Days in Abraham Lincoln's Presidencyby Stephen A. Wynalda; Harry Turtledove

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 19.95

    In a startlingly innovative format, journalist Stephen A. Wynalda has constructed a painstakingly detailed day-by-day breakdown of president Abraham Lincoln?s decisions in office?including his signing of the Homestead Act on May 20, 1862; his signing of the legislation enacting the first federal income tax on August 5, 1861; and more personal incidents... more...

  • Abraham Lincoln and Horace Greeleyby Gregory A. Borchard

    Southern Illinois University Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    On the American stages of politics and journalism in the mid-nineteenth century, few men were more influential than Abraham Lincoln and his sometime adversary, sometime ally, New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley. In this compelling new volume, author Gregory A. Borchard explores the intricate relationship between these two vibrant figures, both... more...

  • Abraham Lincoln and Robert Burnsby Ferenc Morton Szasz

    Southern Illinois University Press 2008; US$ 27.95

    Today the images of Robert Burns and Abraham Lincoln are recognized worldwide, yet few are aware of the connection between the two. In Abraham Lincoln and Robert Burns: Connected Lives and Legends , author Ferenc Morton Szasz reveals how famed Scots poet Robert Burns—and Scotland in general—influenced the life and thought of one... more...

  • Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Ideasby Allen C. Guelzo; Michael Lind

    Southern Illinois University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Abraham Lincoln was a skilled politician, an inspirational leader, and a man of humor and pathos.  What many may not realize is how much he was also a man of ideas. Despite the most meager of formal educations, Lincoln?s tremendous intellectual curiosity drove him into the circle of Enlightenment philosophy and democratic political ideology.... more...

  • Abraham Lincolnby Benjamin P. Thomas; Michael Burlingame

    Southern Illinois University Press 2008; US$ 22.95

    Long considered a classic, Benjamin P. Thomas's Abraham Lincoln: A Biography takes an incisive look at one of American history's greatest figures. Originally published in 1952 to wide acclaim, this eloquent account rises above previously romanticized depictions of the sixteenth president to reveal the real Lincoln: a complex, shrewd, and dynamic... more...

  • Abraham Lincolnby Michael Burlingame

    Southern Illinois University Press 2007; US$ 26.50

    In 1890 Abraham Lincoln?s two main White House secretaries, John G. Nicolay and John Hay, published the ten-volume biography Abraham Lincoln: A History . Although the authors witnessed the daily events occurring within the executive mansion and the national Capitol, their lengthy biography is more a recounting of the Civil War era than a study of... more...

  • An Oral History of Abraham Lincolnby Michael Burlingame

    Southern Illinois University Press 2006; US$ 22.00

    John C. Nicolay, who had known Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, served as chief White House secretary from 1861 to 1865. Trained as a journalist, Nicolay had hoped to write a campaign biography of Lincoln in 1860, a desire that was thwarted when an obscure young writer named William Dean Howells got the job. Years later, however, Nicolay fulfilled... more...

  • Judging Lincolnby Frank J. Williams; Harold Holzer; John Y Simon

    Southern Illinois University Press 2002; US$ 17.95

    Judging Lincoln collects nine of the most insightful essays on the topic of the sixteenth president written by Frank J. Williams, chief justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and one of the nation?s leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln. more...