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Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865

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  • Madman and the Assassinby Scott Martelle

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    As thoroughly examined as the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth have been, virtually no attention has been paid to the life of the Union cavalryman who killed Booth, an odd character named Boston Corbett. The killing of Booth made Corbett an instant celebrity whose peculiarities made him the object of fascination... more...

  • Lincoln's Giftby Gordon Leidner

    Sourcebooks 2015; US$ 14.99

    "Simply the best book that has been published on this great president's humor and stories...Everyone interested in Abraham Lincoln will want to read this."—William C. Harris, author of Lincoln and the Border States Abraham Lincoln has long been admired for his leadership, honesty, and eloquence. But despite his somber reputation, the sixteenth... more...

  • Lincoln and Grantby Edward H. III Bonekemper

    Regnery Publishing 2015; US$ 18.99

    Ed Bonekemper is Book Review Editor of Civil War News and a former adjunct lecturer in military history at Muhlenberg College. He earned a B.A. cum laude in American history from Muhlenberg College, an M.A. in American history from Old Dominion University, and a J.D. from Yale Law School. His prior Civil War books are Grant and Lee: Victorious American... more...

  • The War Worth Fightingby Stephen D. Engle

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 31.95

    This volume of original essays, featuring an all-star lineup of Civil War and Lincoln scholars, is aimed at general readers and students eager to learn more about the most current interpretations of the period and the man at the center of its history. The contributors examine how Lincoln actively and consciously managed the war—diplomatically, militarily,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Bullets, Ballots, and Rhetoricby Larry E. Nelson

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    Aspirations to “whoop” the North notwithstanding, Confederates set their hopes for independence not on the belief that they could defeat the North but on the hope that their armies could stave off defeat long enough for the North to weary of war.   The South’s single biggest opportunity to effect political change in the North was the presidential... more...

  • Lincoln's American Dreamby Kenneth L. Deutsch; Joseph R. Fornieri

    Potomac Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    Despite the voluminous literature on the central figure in American history, no other book in the field of political science compares to Lincoln's American Dream . It addresses comprehensively the overarching themes of Lincoln's political thought and leadership through provocative and divergent interpretations from leading scholars. Each chapter... more...

  • Lincoln's Greatest Speechby Ronald C. White

    Simon & Schuster 2002; US$ 16.99

    After four years of unspeakable horror and sacrifice on both sides, the Civil War was about to end. On March 4, 1865, at his Second Inaugural, President Lincoln did not offer the North the victory speech it yearned for, nor did he blame the South solely for the sin of slavery. Calling the whole nation to account, Lincoln offered a moral framework for... more...

  • Lincoln at Homeby David Herbert Donald

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 11.00

    As Lincoln led the nation into the Civil War, managing the Union was effort, issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, winning reelection in 1864, and planning the Reconstruction of the South, he also led a private life, defined by his close relationship with his wife and by his devotion to his children. Lincoln at Home offers a view into the life of... more...