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Abraham Lincoln

Head of State, Attorney (12-Feb-1809 — 15-Apr-1865)


Paul McClelland Angle; Earl Schenck Miers. The Living Lincoln: The Man, His Mind, His Times, and the War He Fought, Reconstructed from His Own Writings. Barnes & Noble. 1992. 673pp.

Stephen Berry. House of Abraham: Lincoln and the Todds, a Family Divided by War. Houghton Mifflin. 2007. 255pp.

Gabor Boritt (editor). The Lincoln Enigma: The Changing Faces of an American Icon. Oxford University Press. 2002. 352ppp. Essays.

Elizabeth Brownstein. Lincoln's Other White House: The Untold Story of the Man and His Presidency. John Wiley & Sons. 2005. 272pp.

Richard Carwardine. Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power. London: Pearson Education. 2003. 394pp.

Allen C. Clark. Abraham Lincoln in the National Capital. Washington, DC: W. F. Roberts Co.. 1925. 179pp.

John Patrick Diggins. On Hallowed Ground: Abraham Lincoln and the Foundations of American History. Yale University Press. 2000.

David Herbert Donald. We Are Lincoln Men: Abraham Lincoln and His Friends. New York: Simon and Schuster. 2003. 269pp.

David Herbert Donald. Lincoln. New York: Simon and Schuster. 1995. 714pp.

John J. Duff. A. Lincoln: Prairie Lawyer. Rinehart. 1960. 433pp.

Daniel Mark Epstein. Lincoln and Whitman: Parallels Lives in Civil War Washington. New York: Ballantine Books. 2004. 380pp.

Eric Foner. The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. New York: W. W. Norton. 2011. 448pp.

Doris Kearns Goodwin. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Simon & Schuster. 2005. 916pp.

Allen C. Guelzo. Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President. William. B. Eerdmans Publishing. 2003. 528pp.

Lowell Hayes Harrison. Lincoln of Kentucky. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky. 2000.

Harlan Hoyt Horner. Lincoln and Greeley. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press. 1953. 432pp.

Harry V. Jaffa. A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 2000. 535pp.

John P. Jones. Dr. Mudd and the Lincoln Assassination: The Case Re-Opened. Conshohocken, PA: Combined Publishing. 1995.

Ralph Korngold. Two Friends of Man: The Story of William Lloyd Garrison and Wendell Phillips and Their Relationship with Abraham Lincoln. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company. 1950. 425pp.

Lloyd Lewis. The Assassination of Lincoln: History and Myth. New York, NY: Fine Communications/MJF Books. 2001. 280pp.

Robert Macdougall. The Agitator and the Politician: William Lloyd Garrison, Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation of the Slaves. Tate Publishing & Enterprises. 2006. 246pp.

James M. McPherson. Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution. Oxford University Press. 1990. 173pp.

James M. McPherson. Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief. New York: Penguin. 2008. 329pp.

William Lee Miller. Lincoln's Virtues: An Ethical Biography. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2002. 515pp.

William Lee Miller. President Lincoln: The Duty of a Statesman. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2008. 497pp.

Jan Morris. Lincoln: A Foreigner's Quest. Viking Press. 1999. 216pp.

James Oakes. The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics. New York: W. W. Norton. 2007. 328pp.

Stephen B. Oates. Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind the Myths. Harper & Row. 1984. 187pp.

Jerrold M. Packard. The Lincolns in the White House: Four Years That Shattered a Family. St. Martin's Press. 2005. 304pp.

Geoffrey Perret. Lincoln's War: The Untold Story of America's Greatest President as Commander in Chief. Random House. 2004. 496pp.

Merrill D. Peterson. Lincoln in American Memory. Oxford University Press. 1995. 496pp.

David M. Potter. Lincoln and His Party in the Secession Crisis. Yale University Press. 1942. 408pp.

J. G. Randall. Lincoln: The Liberal Statesman. Dodd Mead. 1947.

Henry J. Raymond. History of the Administration of President Lincoln. New York: Derby and Miller. 1864. 496pp.

Henry J. Raymond. The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Derby and Miller. 1865. 808pp.

Thomas E. Schneider. Lincoln's Defense of Politics: The Public Man and His Opponents in the Crisis Over Slavery. University of Missouri Press. 2006. 224pp.

Joshua Wolf Shenk. Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness. Houghton Mifflin. 2005. 368pp.

Allen D. Spiegel. A. Lincoln, Esquire: A Shrewd, Sophisticated Lawyer in His Time. Mercer University Press. 2002. 372pp.

Edward Steers, Jr.. Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. University Press of Kentucky. 2005. 400pp.

Richard Striner. Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery. Oxford University Press. 2006. 308pp.

James Tackach. Lincoln's Moral Vision: The Second Inaugural Address. University Press of Mississippi. 2002. 176pp.

Hans L. Trefousse. "First Among Equals": Abraham Lincoln's Reputation During His Administration. Fordham University Press. 2005. 199pp.

C. A. Tripp; Lewis Gannett; Jean Baker. The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln. Old Tappan, NJ: Free Press (Simon & Schuster). 2005. 343pp. An unlikely questioning of the sexuality of the president.

James M. Tritsch. The Printer and the President: A Study of the Influence of Horace Greeley Upon Abraham Lincoln as Candidate and President. New York, New York: Exposition Press. 1955. 332pp.

John Evangelist Walsh. Moonlight: Abraham Lincoln and the Almanac Trial. New York: Palgrave Publishers. 2000. 166pp.

John C. Waugh. One Man Great Enough: Abraham Lincoln's Road to Civil War. Orlando, FL: Harcourt. 2007. 479pp.

Donald Winkler. The Women in Lincoln's Life. Nashville, TN: Rutledge Hill Press. 2001.


  1. Lincoln's Great Depression
    by Joshua Wolf Shenk. Atlantic Monthly, Oct-2005.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. Congressional Biography [link]

  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  8. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  9. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.685)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.897)

  11. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.442)

  12. Webster's American Biographies (p.631)

  13. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.430)

  14. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.602)

  15. The MacMillan Dictionary of Military Biography (p.237)

  16. Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography (p.448)

  17. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.302)

  18. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.408)

  19. Who's Who in Modern History, 1860-1980 (p.204)

  20. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (pp.568-70)

  21. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.314)

  22. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (p.253)

  23. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.271)

  24. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.178)

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