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Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865

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  • Lincoln's Campaign Biographiesby Thomas A. Horrocks

    Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    During the 1860 and 1864 presidential campaigns, Abraham Lincoln was the subject of over twenty campaign biographies. In this innovative study, Thomas A. Horrocks examines the role that these publications played in shaping an image of Lincoln that would resonate with voters and explores the vision of Lincoln that the biographies crafted, the changes... 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...

  • Lincoln and the Union Governorsby William C. Harris

    Southern Illinois University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Over the course of the Civil War, fifty-nine men served as governors of the twenty-five Union states.  Although these state executives were occasionally obstructionist and often disagreed amongst themselves, their overall cooperation and counsel bolstered the policies put forth by Abraham Lincoln and proved essential to the Union’s ultimate... more...

  • Lincoln's Assassinationby Edward Steers

    Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    For 150 years, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln has fascinated the American people. Relatively few academic historians, however, have devoted study to it, viewing the murder as a side note tied to neither the Civil War nor Reconstruction. Over time, the traditional story of the assassination has become littered with myths, from the innocence... more...

  • We Called Him Rabbi Abrahamby Gary Phillip Zola

    Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 49.50

    Over the course of American history, Jews have held many American leaders in high esteem, but they maintain a unique emotional bond with Abraham Lincoln. From the time of his presidency to the present day, American Jews have persistently viewed Lincoln as one of their own, casting him as a Jewish sojourner and, in certain respects, a Jewish role... more...

  • 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... more...

  • Lincoln's Enduring Legacyby William D. Pederson; Frank J. Williams; Danny Adkison; John Barr; Byron Daynes; David Demaree; Gordon Henderson; James Macdonald; David Mass; David Nordquest; Norman W. Provizer; Hyrum Salmond; Mary Elizabeth Stockwell; Richard Striner; Robert P. Watson; Richard M. Yon

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 89.99

    This collection of highly readable and accessible essays on Lincoln's legacy offers a wide array of perspectives on the enduring impact of the nation's greatest president on leaders, thinkers, and American history. The book explores how Lincoln's words and deeds have influenced the pursuit of justice and freedom and the practice of democracy in the... more...

  • Visits With Lincolnby Barbara A. White

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 32.99

    Visits with Lincoln provides a balanced and readable discussion of ten abolitionists, male and female, black and white, to visit President Lincoln in the White House during the Civil War. It paints a portrait of Lincoln through the eyes of the visitors, who include a variety of important historical figures-Jessie Fremont, Carl Schurz, Harriet Beecher... more...

  • Overcoming America / America Overcomingby Stephen C. Rowe

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 34.99

    America is in the process of overcoming the modern, which is expressed negatively as hyper-individualism, materialism, moral disease, fundamentalism, and nihilistic terrorism. In its positive expression the modern develops beyond itself, into a post-traditional ethic and spirituality in which it becomes possible to affirm life and reappropriate... more...

  • The Young Eagleby Kenneth J. Winkle

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2001; US$ 27.99

    Drawing on the latest interpretive and methodological advances in historical scholarship, The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln reexamines the young adult life of America's sixteenth president. more...