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Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865

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  • Lincoln in American Memoryby Merrill D. Peterson

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 34.99

    In Lincoln in American Memory , historian Merrill Peterson provides a fascinating history of Lincoln's place in the American imagination from the hour of his death to the present. In tracing the changing image of Lincoln through time, this wide-ranging account offers insight into the evolution and struggles of American politics and society--and into... 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...

  • Manhuntby James L. Swanson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.01

    The murder of Abraham Lincoln set off the greatest manhunt in American history. From April 14 to April 26, 1865, the assassin, John Wilkes Booth, led Union cavalry and detectives on a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia, while the nation, still reeling from... more...

  • The Darkest Dawnby Thomas Goodrich

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 20.99

    While waves of laughter echoed through the theater, James Ferguson kept his eyes focused on Abraham Lincoln. Although the president joined the crowd with a ‘hearty laugh,’ his interest seemingly lay more with someone below. With his right elbow resting on the arm of his chair and his chin lying carelessly on his hand, Lincoln parted one of the flags... more...

  • Our Secret Constitutionby George P. Fletcher

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 16.99

    Americans hate and distrust their government. At the same time, Americans love and trust their government. These contradictory attitudes are resolved by Fletcher's novel interpretation of constitutional history. He argues that we have two constitutions--still living side by side--one that caters to freedom and fear, the other that satisfied our needs... more...

  • Did Lincoln Own Slaves?by Gerald J. Prokopowicz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.95

    In the bicentennial year of Lincoln's birth, here is the one indispensable book that provides all you need to know about our most revered president in a lively and memorable question-and-answer format.You will learn whether Lincoln could dunk a basketball or tell a joke. Was he the great emancipator or a racist? If he were alive today, could he get... more...

  • Abraham Lincolnby Saddleback Educational Publishing

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2007; US$ 10.95

    Theme: Hi-Lo, graphic novels, illustrated, biography. Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these 25-page graphic biographies teach students about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory; pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and broke down creative and artistic barriers. These biographies offer a variety of rich... more...

  • We Are Lincoln Menby David Herbert Donald

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 11.99

    In this brilliant and illuminating portrait of our sixteenth president, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner David Herbert Donald examines the significance of friendship in Abraham Lincoln's life and the role it played in shaping his career and his presidency. Though Abraham Lincoln had hundreds of acquaintances and dozens of admirers, he had almost no... more...

  • The Lincolnsby Daniel Mark Epstein

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    The first full-length portrait of the marriage of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln in more than fifty years, The Lincolns is a fascinating new work of American history by Daniel Mark Epstein, an award-winning biographer and poet known for his passionate understanding of the Civil War period. Although the private lives of political couples have in our... more...

  • A. Lincolnby Ronald C. White

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 1.99

    “If you read one book about Lincoln, make it  A. Lincoln .”— USA Today NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post  •  The Philadelphia Inquirer •   The Christian Science Monitor • St. Louis Post-Dispatch.   NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE CHRISTOPHER AWARD Everyone wants to define the man who signed his name... more...