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Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865

  • 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...

  • 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 of... 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$ 10.19

    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...

  • 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...

  • Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincolnby Jonathan W. White

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    The Union army's overwhelming vote for Abraham Lincoln's reelection in 1864 has led many Civil War scholars to conclude that the soldiers supported the Republican Party and its effort to abolish slavery. In Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln Jonathan W. White challenges this reigning paradigm in Civil War historiography,... more...

  • Presidents' Warby Chris DeRose

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    The story of the Civil War's record number of living former and current presidents, and how the ex-Presidents? Club--for and against Abraham Lincoln (but mostly against)-- maneuvered, seceded, plotted, advised, and aided during the Civil War while Lincoln navigated the minefield they created more...

  • Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesmanby Joseph R. Fornieri

    Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 34.50

    What constitutes Lincoln’s political greatness as a statesman? As a great leader, he saved the Union, presided over the end of slavery, and helped to pave the way for an interracial democracy. His great speeches provide enduring wisdom about human equality, democracy, free labor, and free society. Joseph R. Fornieri contends that Lincoln’s... more...

  • With Malice toward Someby William A. Blair

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    With Malice toward Some: Treason and Loyalty in the Civil War Era more...

  • The True Mary Todd Lincolnby Betty Boles Ellison

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    This new biography provides a startlingly different picture of Mary Lincoln, President Abraham Lincoln's wife. Preconceived myths about the former first lady are factually disproved. At times her judgment was faulty; in other instances it was brilliant. After her 1861 refurbishing of the Executive Mansion, she made no further furnishings purchases,... more...