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Books about Lincoln's Presidency
Lincoln's Men: How President Lincoln Became Father to an Army and a NationHistorian William C. Davis depicts the father-son relationship President Lincoln enjoyed with Union soldiers during the Civil War. Drawn from diaries and letters of soldiers, this inspiring study shows the bond these men had with "Father Abraham."
Anastaplo, George. Abraham Lincoln: A Constitutional Biography. Rowan & Littlefield, 1999.
Bates, David H.; introduction by James A. Rawley. Lincoln in the Telegraph Office: Recollections of the United States Military Telegraph Corps During the Civil War. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1995.
Belz, Herman. Abraham Lincoln, Constitutionalism, and Equal Rights in the Civil War Era. New York: Fordham University Press, 1997.
Belz, Herman. Reconstructing the Union. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1969.
Boritt, Gabor S. Lincoln and the Economics of the American Dream. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994.
Boritt, Gabor S., Simon, John Y., Sears, Stephen W. Lincoln's Generals. Oxford University Press, 1995.
Boritt, Gabor S., ed. Lincoln the War President: The Gettysburg Lectures. Oxford University Press, 1994.
Boritt, Gabor, ed. The Lincoln Enigma. Oxford University Press, February 2001.
Brooks, Noah. Abraham Lincoln and the Downfall of American Slavery. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1894.
Brooks, Noah, Michael Burlingame (editor). Lincoln Observed: The Civil War Dispatches of Noah Brooks. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.
Brownstein, Elizabeth. Lincoln's Other White House: The Untold Story of the Man and His Presidency. John Wiley & Sons, 2005.
Bruce, Robert V. Lincoln and the Tools of War. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989, paperback edition.
Burlingame, Michael. Abraham Lincoln: The Observations of John G. Nicolay and John Hay. Southern Illinois University, 2007.
Burlingame, Michael. Lincoln and the Civil War. Southern Illinois University Press, 2011.
Carpenter, F.B., introduction by Mark Neely. The Inner Life of Abraham Lincoln: Six Months at the White House. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1995.
Carnahan, Burrus M. Lincoln on Trial: Southern Civilians and the Law of War. University Press of Kentucky, 2010.
Carwardine, Richard J. Lincoln: Profiles in Power. Harlow: Pearson Longman, 2003.
Carwardine, Richard and Sexton, Jay, editors. The Global Lincoln. Oxford University Press, 2011.
Cox, Lawanda C. Fenleson (forward by James McPherson). Lincoln and Black Freedom: A Study in Presidential Leadership. University of South Carolina Press, 1994.
Current, Richard N. Lincoln and the First Shot. Waveland Press, 1990.
Diggins, John P. On Hallowed Ground: Abraham Lincoln and the Foundations of American History. Yale University Press, 2000.
Dirck, Brian R. Lincoln & Davis: Imagining America, 1809-1865. University Press of Kansas, 2001.
Dirck, Brian R., editor. Lincoln Emancipated: The President and the Politics of Race. Northern Illinois University Press, 2007.
Dodge, Grenville. M. Personal Recollections of President Abraham Lincoln, General Uylsses S. Grant and William T. Sherman. University Press of the Pacific, 2005. (reprint edition)
Donald, David Herbert and Harold Holzer, editors. Lincoln in the Times: The Life of Abraham Lincoln as Originally Reported in the New York Times. St. Martin's Press, 2005.
Donald, David Herbert. Lincoln Reconsidered: Essays on the Civil War. Vintage Books, 1989.
Donald, David Herbert. The Politics of Reconstruction 1863-1867. Replica Books, 2000.
Dorris, Jonathan T. Pardon and Amnesty Under Lincoln and Johnson. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1953.
Farber, Daniel A. Lincoln's Constitution. University of Chicago Press, 2003.
Foner, Eric. The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. W.W. Norton & Co., 2010.
Fornieri, Joseph R. Abraham Lincoln's Political Faith Northern Illinois University Press, 2003.
Franklin, John H. The Emancipation Proclamation. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Co., 1963.
Frederickson, George M. Big Enough to be Inconsistent: Abraham Lincoln Confronts Slavery and Race. Harvard University Press, 2008.
Gienapp, William E. Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America. Oxford University Press, 2002.
Gilmore, James R. Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Stackpole Books, 2007. (reprint edition)
Good, Timothy S. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates and the Making of a President. McFarland and Co., 2007.
Goodwin, Doris Kearns. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. Simon & Schuster, 2005.
Guelzo, Allen. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America. Simon & Schuster, 2004.
Harris, William C. Lincoln and the Border States: Preserving the Union. University Press of Kansas, 2011.
Harris, William C. Lincoln's Last Months. Harvard University Press, 2004.
Hay, John; Michael Burlingame (editor). At Lincoln's Side: John Hay's Civil War Correspondence and Selected Writings. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000.
Hay, John; Michael Burlingame and John R. T. Ettlinger (editors). Inside Lincoln's White House: The Complete Civil War Diary of John Hay. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1999.
Harris, William C. With Charity For All: Lincoln and the Reconstruction of the Union. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1999.
Hendrick, Burton J. Lincoln's War Cabinet. Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1946.
Hesseltine, William B. Lincoln and the War Governors. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948.
Hogan, Jackie. Lincoln, Inc.: Selling the Sixteenth President in Contemporary America. Rowman & Littleton, 2011.
Holzer, Harold (editor). The Lincoln Mailbag: America Writes to the President, 1861-1865. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1998.
Hubbard, Charles M., editor. Lincoln Reshapes the Presidency. Mercer University Press, 2003.
Jaffa, Harry V. A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War. Rowman & Littlefield, 2000.
Jones, Howard. Abraham Lincoln and a New Birth of Freedom: The Union and Slavery in the Diplomacy of the Civil War. University of Nebraska Press, 2002.
Keckley, Elizabeth and Foster, Frances Smith. Behind the Scenes: Thirty Years a Slave, Or, Four Years in the White House. Softcover reprint edition, University of Illinois Press, 2002.
Klement, Frank L., Steven K. Rogstad, ed. Lincoln's Critics: The Copperheads of the North. White Mane Publishing, 1999.
Klingaman, William K. Abraham Lincoln and the Road to Emancipation. Reissue edition, Penguin USA, 2002.
Krannawitter, Thomas L. Vindicating Lincoln: Defending the Policies of Our Greatest President. Rowman & Littlefield, 2008.
Lamb, Brian and Swain, Susan, editors. Abraham Lincoln: Great American Historians on Our Sixteenth President. PublicAffairs, October 2008.
Long, David E. The Jewel of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln's Re-Election and the End of Slavery. Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole Books, 1994.
Mahin, Dean. One War at a Time: The International Dimensions of the American Civil War. Dulles, Virginia: Brassey's, 1999.
Maihafer, Harry J. War of Words: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War Press. Brasseys, Inc., 2002.
Marsala, Vincent; Pederson, William; Williams, Frank, ed. Abraham Lincoln: Sources and Styles of Leadership. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1994.
Macartney, Clarence. Mr. Lincoln's Admirals. New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1956.
McClintock, Russell A. Lincoln and the Decision for War. University of North Carolina Press, 2008.
McClure, Alexander K. (James Rawley intro.). Abraham Lincoln and Men of War-Times: Some Personal Recollections of War and Politics During the Lincoln Administration. University of Nebraska Press, 1996.
McCrary, Peyton. Abraham Lincoln and Reconstruction: the Louisiana Experiment. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1978.
McPherson, James. Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution.New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992, reprint edition.
McPherson, James M. Abraham Lincoln: A Presidential Life. Oxford University Press, 2009.
McPherson, James M. Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief. Penguin Press, 2008.
McPherson, James, ed. We Cannot Escape History: Lincoln and the Last Best Hope of Earth. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1995.
Miller, William Lee. President Lincoln: The Duty of a Statesman. Knopf, 2008.
Monaghan, Jay (Howard Jones intro). Abraham Lincoln Deals with Foreign Affairs. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1997.
Morel, Lucas E. Lincoln's Sacred Effort: Defining Religion's Role in American Self-Government. Lexington Books, 2000.
Neely, Mark E. Jr. Lincoln and the Triumph of the Nation: Constitutional Conflict in the American Civil War. University of North Carolina Press, 2011.
Neely, Mark E., Jr. The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
Neely, Mark E., Jr. The Last Best Hope of Earth: Abraham Lincoln and the Promise of America. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1995.
Nichols, David A. and Nicholas, David. Lincoln and the Indians: Civil War Policy and Politics. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000.
Nicolay, John G.; Michael Burlingame (editor). With Lincoln in the White House: Letters, Memoranda, and Other Writings of John G. Nicolay, 1860-1865. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000.
Oakes, James. The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln and the Triumph of Antislavery. W.W. Norton, 2007.
Paludan, Phillip S. The Presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1994.
Pederson, William D. and Williams, Frank J., editors. Frankin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln: Completing Perspectives on Two Great Presidencies. M.E. Sharpe, 2002.
Perret, Geoffrey. Lincoln's War: The Untold Story of America's Greatest President as Commander in Chief. Random House, 2004.
Pinsker, Matthew. Lincoln's Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers' Home. Oxford University Press, 2003.
Phillips, Donald T. Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times. Warner Books, 1993.
Potter, David. Lincoln and His Party in the Secession Crisis. Baton Rouge: Louisiana University Press, 1993.
Randall, James G. Constitutional Problems Under Lincoln. rev. ed. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1951.
Randall, J. G. and Current, Richard Nelson. Lincoln the President: Last Full Measure. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000.
Randall, James G. Lincoln the President: Springfield to Gettysburg. (Reprint) New York: Da Capo Press, 1997.
Randall, James G. Midstream to the Last Full Measure. (Reprint) New York: Da Capo Press, 1997.
Rawley, James A. Abraham Lincoln and a Nation Worth Fighting For. Bison Books, 2003.
Rice, Allen Thorndike. Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished Men of His Time. Kessinger Publishing, 2005 reprint of 1886 edition.
Sandburg, Carl. Abraham Lincoln: The War Years, vol 4. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1939.
Sandburg, Carl. The Prairie Years and the War Years. One-volume edition; Harvest Books, 1989.
Segal, Charles M. (compiler). Conversations with Lincoln. Transactions Publishing, 2002.
Simon, John Y., et al. The Lincoln Forum: Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg, and the Civil war. Savas Publishing Co., 1999.
Simon, John Y. and Holzer, Harold. The Lincoln Forum: Rediscovering Lincoln. Fordham University Press, 2002.
Stoddard, William O.; Michael Burlingame (editor). Dispatches from Lincoln's White House: The Anonymous Civil War Journalism of Presidential Secretary William O. Stoddard. University of Nebraska Press, 2002.
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.
Striner, Richard. Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery. Oxford University Press, 2006.
Symonds, Craig L. Lincoln and His Admirals. Oxford University Press, 2008.
Tap, Bruce. Over Lincoln's Shoulder: The Committee on the Conduct of the War. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998.
Thomas, Benjamin; Michael Burlingame (editor). Lincoln's Humor and Other Essays. University of Illinois Press, 2002.
Trefousse, Hans L. First Among Equals: Abraham Lincoln's Reputation During His Administration. Fordham University Press, 2005.
Watson, Robert P., Pedersen, William D., and Williams, Frank J., editors. Lincoln's Enduring Legacy: Perspective from Great Thinkers, Great Leaders, and the American Experiment., Lexington Books, 2010.
Waugh, John C. Lincoln and McClellan: The Troubled Partnership Between a President and His General. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Waugh, John C. One Man Great Enough: Abraham Lincoln's Road to Civil War. Harcourt, 2007.
Waugh, John C. Reelecting Lincoln: The Presidential Election of 1864. Crown Publishers, 1998.
Wieck, Carl F. Lincoln's Quest for Equality: The Road to Gettysburg. Northern Illinois Press, October 2002.
Williams, Frank, et al. Judging Lincoln. Southern Illinois University Press, 2002.
Williams, Frank J., and Pederson, William D., editors. Abraham Lincoln Contemporary: An American Legacy. Savas Publishing, 1996.
Williams, T. Harry. Lincoln and His Generals. Random House reprint, 2001.
Williams, Kenneth P. Lincoln Finds a General: A Military History of the Civil War. Indiana University Press, 1985.
Woldman, Albert A. Lincoln and the Russians. Cleveland and New York: World Publishing Co., 1952.
Zornow, William F. Lincoln and the Party Divided. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1954.
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