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Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865

  • Lincoln and the Militaryby John F. Marszalek

    Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    When Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States in 1860, he came into office with practically no experience in military strategy and tactics. Consequently, at the start of the Civil War, he depended on leading military men to teach him how to manage warfare. As the war continued and Lincoln matured as a military leader, however,... 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...

  • Abraham Lincoln, the Quakers, and the Civil War: "A Trial of Principle and Faith"by William Kashatus

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 37.00

    This unique addition to Civil War literature examines the extensive influence Quaker belief and practice had on Lincoln's decisions relative to slavery, including his choice to emancipate the slaves. more...

  • The Origins of the American Civil Warby Brian Holden Reid

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    The American Civil War (1861-65) was the bloodiest war of the nineteenth century and its impact continues to be felt today. It, and its origins have been studied more intensively than any other period in American history, yet it remains profoundly controversial. Brian Holden Reid's formidable volume is a major contribution to this ongoing historical... 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...

  • Treasures of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Libraryby Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein

    Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 22.50

    The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Illinois, houses a trove of invaluable historical resources concerning all aspects of the Prairie State’s past. Treasures of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library commemorates the institution’s 125-year history, as well as its contributions to scholarship and education by... more...

  • John Wilkes Boothby Arthur F. Loux

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    By 1865, at the age of 26, Booth had much to lose: a loving family, hosts of friends, adoring women, professional success as one of America's foremost actors, and the promise of yet more fame and fortune. Yet he formed a daring conspiracy to abduct Lincoln and barter him for Confederate prisoners of war. The Civil War ended before Booth could carry... more...

  • Abraham Lincoln pocket GIANTSby Adam I P Smith

    The History Press 2014; US$ 2.90

    Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin on the frontier, rose from labourer to lawyer, and finally to President of the United States. In doing so, he confronted the great questions of his age: slavery, democracy and nationalism and wrote speeches that echo through the ages. This biography explains how Lincoln's life and career were shaped by rapid... more...

  • The Washingtonsby Justin Glenn

    Savas Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    This is the fourth volume of Dr. Justin Glenn’s comprehensive history that traces the "Presidential line" of the Washingtons. Volume One began with the immigrant John Washington, who settled in Westmoreland Co., Va., in 1657, married Anne Pope, and became the great-grandfather of President George Washington. It continued the record of... more...

  • I Would Still Be Drowned in Tearsby Michelle L. Hamilton

    Savas Publishing 2014; US$ 7.99

    In 1862, in the midst of a bloody civil war, President Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary, suffered unspeakable heartache when their young son died. To combat her grief, First Lady Mary Lincoln became a devotee of Spiritualism making the White House a center for Washington, D.C.'s Spiritualist community. For decades historians have maintained that... more...