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Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865

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  • Abraham Lincolnby George S. McGovern; Arthur M. Jr. Schlesinger; Sean Wilentz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 6.79

    America's greatest president, who rose to power in the country's greatest hour of need and whose vision saw the United States through the Civil War Abraham Lincoln towers above the others who have held the office of president—the icon of greatness, the pillar of strength whose words bound up the nation's wounds. His presidency is the hinge on which... more...

  • 101 Things You Didn't Know About Lincolnby Brian Thornton; Richard W. Donley

    F+W Media 2005; US$ 9.95 US$ 8.96

    One hundred fifty years after his death, Abraham Lincoln remains one of America's most fascinating, brilliant, and visionary leaders. He's idolized as a hero, a legend, and even a secular saint. But what about the real man behind the stone monument? In this engaging, intelligent book, you'll learn about more than just his savvy political skills and... more...

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

    University of Tennessee Press 2013; US$ 49.95

         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. This three-volume set gives scholars and students easy access to the full texts of both the most important, fundamental... more...

  • The Day Lincoln Was Shotby Jim Bishop

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.24

    The Day Lincoln Was Shot is a gripping, minute-by-minute account of April 14, 1865: the day President Abraham Lincoln was tragically assassinated. It chronicles the movements of Lincoln and his assassin John Wilkes Booth during every movement of that fateful day. Author and journalist Jim Bishop has fashioned an unforgettable tale of tragedy, more... more...

  • Backstage at the Lincoln Assassinationby Thomas A. Bogar

    Regnery Publishing 2013; US$ 18.99

    April 14, 1865. A famous actor pulls a trigger in the presidential balcony, leaps to the stage and escapes, as the president lies fatally wounded. In the panic that follows, forty-six terrified people scatter in and around Ford’s Theater as soldiers take up stations by the doors and the audience surges into the streets chanting, “Burn the place down!”... more...

  • Lincoln's Sacred Effortby Lucas E. Morel

    Lexington Books 2000; US$ 37.99

    Lucas Morel examines what the public life of Abraham Lincoln teaches about the role of religion in a self-governing society. Lincoln's understanding of the requirements of republican government led him to accommodate and direct religious sentiment toward responsible self-government. As a successful republic requires a moral or self-controlled people,... more...

  • The Men of Secession and Civil War, 1859-1861by James L. Abrahamson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 34.00

    This compelling, highly readable book focuses on the men who shaped the events that led to secession and the Civil War. Secessionists tore at the bonds that bound Americans to one another and their government as they maligned Northerners and found sinister intent in federal policy. But equally as adamant on the opposite side were the determined abolitionists... more...

  • Abraham Lincolnby Brett F. Woods

    Algora Publishing 2013; US$ 24.95

    The most comprehensive portrait of noteworthy public figures can generally be seen in their personal letters and journal entries. Lincoln’s wartime correspondence is no exception, and the letters he penned to his Civil War generals—through one of the most critical episodes in American history—are of singular importance.While Abraham... more...

  • Mind your businessby Theo Vorster

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2013; US$ 8.99

    Mind your Business is a compilation of the success stories of prominent South African businesspeople, from entrepreneurs to chief executives of multinational business giants. This book is the outgrowth of South African channel kykNet’s popular TV series Sakegesprek met Theo Vorster. After many inquiries from viewers, Theo decided to summarise... more...

  • Loathing Lincolnby John McKee Barr

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 35.95

    While most Americans count Abraham Lincoln among the most beloved and admired former presidents, a dedicated minority has long viewed him not only as the worst president in the country's history, but also as a criminal who defied the Constitution and advanced federal power and the idea of racial equality. In Loathing Lincoln, historian John McKee... more...