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Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865

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  • 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...

  • Abraham Lincoln: pocket GIANTSby Adam I.P. Smith

    The History Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    The President who ‘freed’ the slaves and held the Union together in the face of the slaveholding South’s bid to create a separate Confederacy. The teller of ribald stories, and the author of the most sublime speeches in the English language. A clever, complex, secretive man who rose from frontier obscurity to become the central figure at the moment... 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...

  • A Documentary History of the American Civil War Eraby Thomas C. Mackey

    University of Tennessee Press 2014; US$ 70.00

    A Documentary History of the American Civil War Era is the first comprehensive collection of public policy actions, political speeches, and judicial decisions related to the American Civil War. Collectively, the four volumes in this series give scholars, teachers, and students easy access to the full texts of the most important, fundamental documents... more...

  • Mary Lincolnby Stacy Pratt McDermott

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 45.01

    One of America’s most compelling First Ladies, Mary Lincoln possessed a unique vantage point on the events of her time, even as her experiences of the constraints of gender roles and the upheaval of the Civil War reflected those of many other women. The story of her life presents a microcosm through which we can understand the complex and dramatic... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...