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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
This well-known, prizewinning book examines the relationship of President Lincoln to his Cabinet members, with special emphasis on Salmon Chase, William Seward, and Edwin Stanton. Doris Kearns Goodwin shows how Lincoln led this contentious group under extremely stressful wartime conditions.
Beale, Howard K., ed. Diary of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy under Lincoln and Johnson, 3 vols. New York: W.W. Norton, 1960.
Bray, Robert. Peter Cartwright, Legendary Frontier Preacher. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2005.
Burlingame, Michael, editor. Abraham Lincoln: The Observations of John G. Nicolay and John Hay. Southern Illinois University, 2007.
Burlingame, Michael, editor. Lincoln's Journalist: John Hay's Anonymous Writings for the Press, 1860-1864. Carbondale and Edwardsville, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, 1998.
Chase, Salmon P.; David Donald, editor. Inside Lincoln's Cabinet: The Civil War Diaries of Salmon P. Chase. New York, London, Toronto: Longman, Green and Co., 1954.
Donald, David Herbert. Lincoln's Herndon. DaCapo, 1989.
Donald, David Herbert. Charles Sumner. Da Capo Press, 1996.
Donald, David Herbert. We are Lincoln Men: Abraham Lincoln and His Friends. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003.
Epstein, Daniel M. Lincoln's Men: The President and His Private Secretaries. Collins, 2009.
Fehrenbacher, Don E. and Virginia Fehrenbacher. Recollected Words of Abraham Lincoln. Stanford University Press, 1996.
Fladseth, LeRoy, Smith Stimmel. Personal Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln. Morris Publications.
Gilmore, James R. Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Stackpole Books, 2007. (reprint edition)
Goodwin, Doris Kearns. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. Simon & Schuster, 2005.
Hertz, Emanuel. The Hidden Lincoln: From the Letters and Papers of William H. Herndon. New York: The Viking Press, 1938.
Keckley, Elizabeth. Behind the Scenes: Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House. New York: Ayer Publishing Co., 1968.
Kelly, James E. Tell Me of Lincoln: Memories of Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and Life in Old New York. Belle Grove Publishing, 2009.
Kincaid, Robert L. Joshua Fry Speed: Lincoln's Most Intimate Friend. Harrogate, Tenn., 1943.
King, Willard. Lincoln's Manager, David Davis. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1960.
Markle, Donald E. The Telegraph Goes to War: The Personal Diary of David Homer Bates. Edmonston Publishing, 2003.
Nicolay, Helen. Lincoln's Secretary: A Biography of John G. Nicolay. New York: Longmans, Green, 1949.
Nicolay, John G.; Michael Burlingame, editor. An Oral History of Abraham Lincoln: John G. Nicolay's Interviews and Essays. Carbondale and Edwardsville, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, 1996.
Nicolay, Helen. Personal Traits of Abraham Lincoln. New York: The Century Co., 1912.
Niven, John. Salmon P. Chase: A Biography. Oxford University Press, 1995.
Niven, John. Gideon Welles: Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1973.
Oakes, James. The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln and the Triumph of Antislavery. W.W. Norton, 2007.
Winner of the 2008 Lincoln Prize
Plummer, Mark A. Lincoln's Railsplitter: Governor Richard J. Oglesby. University of Illinois Press, 2001.
Radford, Victoria, editor. Meeting Mr. Lincoln: Firsthand Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by People, Great and Small, Who Met the President. Ivan R. Dee, Inc., 1998.
Rankin, Henry B. Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1916.
Scroggins, Mark. Hannibal: The Life of Abraham Lincoln's First Vice President. University Press of America, 1994.
Stahr, Walter. Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man. Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Stauffer, John. Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Twelve Publishing, November 2008.
Stoddard, William O.; Michael Burlingame, editor. Inside the White House in War Times: Memoirs and Reports of Lincoln's Secretary. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000.
Symonds, Craig L. Lincoln and His Admirals. Oxford University Press, 2008.
Thomas, Benjamin P. and Hyman, Harold M. Stanton: The Life and Times of Lincoln's Secretary of War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1962.
Walsh, John E. The Shadows Rise: Abraham Lincoln and the Ann Rutledge Legend. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993.
Whitney, Henry C. Life on the Circuit with Lincoln. Lawbook Exchange, 2001 reissue.
Wilson, Douglas L. and Davis, Rodney O. Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements about Abraham Lincoln. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998.
Wilson, Rufus Rockwell, ed. Intimate Memories of Lincoln. Elmira, N.Y.: Primavera Press, 1945.
Wilson, Rufus Rockwell. Lincoln Among His Friends. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1942.
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