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Books About Lincoln


   Lincoln Books in 2022

Lincoln Books Published January 2020 to 2021

David J. Kent - Lincoln: The Fire of Genius: How Abraham Lincoln's Commitment to Science and Technology Helped Modernize America

Jon Meacham - And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle

Jonathan W. White - A House Built by Slaves: African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House


John AvlonLincoln and the Fight for Peace

Wayne Soini - Abraham Lincoln, American Prince: Ancestry, Ambition and the Anti-Slavery Cause

Walter Stahr - Salmon P. Chase: Lincoln's Vital Rival

Roger Lowenstein - Ways and Means: Lincoln and His Cabinet and the Financing of the Civil War

O.V. Burton and Peter Eisenstadt (Eds) - Lincoln’s Unfinished Work: The New Birth of Freedom from Generation to Generation

(Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War) Essays

John David Smith and Michael J. Larson - Grant, Lincoln and the Freedmen: Reminiscences of the Civil War by John Eaton (Voices of the Civil War)

Terry Alford - In the Houses of Their Dead: The Lincolns, the Booths, and the Spirits

Thomas J. Ebert and Allen Carden (Eds) - Abraham Lincoln and His Times: A Sourcebook on His Life, His Presidency, Slavery and Civil War


  • Ronald C. White, Lincoln in Private: What His Most Personal Reflections Tell US About our Greatest President

  • Suzanne Jurmain, Murder on the Baltimore Express: the Plot to Keep Abraham Lincoln from Becoming President (for middle-schoolers)

  • Mark Steiner, Lincoln and Citizenship 

  • E. Lawrence Abel, Lincoln's Jewish Spy: The Life and Times of Issachar Zacharie

  • Edward Achorn, Every Drop of Blood: The Momentous Second Inaugural of Abraham Lincoln

  • H.W. Brands, The Zealot and the Emancipator. John Brown, Abraham Lincoln and the Struggle for American Freedom

  • Michael J. Gerhardt, Lincoln’s Mentors: The Education of a Leader

  • Harold Holzer, The Presidents Vs. the Press: The Endless Battle Between the White House and the Media--from the Founding Fathers to Fake News

  • William Bruce Johnston, Lincoln’s First Crisis: Fort Sumter and the Betrayal of the President

  • Elizabeth MitchellLincoln’s Lie: A True Civil War Caper through Fake News, Wall Street and the White House

  • Lucas E. Morel, Lincoln and the American Founding

  • David S. Reynolds, Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times

  • Edward Steers, Jr., Getting Right with Lincoln: Correcting Misconceptions about Our Greatest President

  • Richard Striner, Summoned to Glory: The Audacious Life of Abraham Lincoln

  • Elizabeth R. Varon, Armies of Deliverance. A New History of the Civil War

  • John F. Wasik, Lincolnomics: How President Lincoln Constructed the Great American Economy

  • Ted Widmer, Lincoln on the Verge: 13 Days to Washington

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Books About Lincoln from 2017

  • Blumenthal, Sidney. Wrestling With His Angels: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1849-1956. Simon & Schuster.

  • Dirck, Brian. Lincoln in Indiana. Southern Illinois University Press.

  • Phillips, Donald T. Lincoln on Leadership for Today. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

  • Kent, David J. Lincoln: The Man Who Saved America. Fall River Press.

  • Pryor, Elizabeth Brown. Six Encounters with Lincoln: A President Confronts Democracy and its Demons. Viking Press.

  • Carwardine, Richard. Lincoln's Sense of Humor. Southern Illinois University Press.

  • Kigel, Richard. Becoming Abraham Lincoln: The Coming of Age of Our Greatest President. Skyhouse Publishing.

  • Harris, William C. Lincoln and Congress. Southern Illinois University Press.

  • Saunders, George. Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel. Bloomsbury Publishing.

  • White, Jonathan W. Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams During the Civil War. The University of North Carolina Press.

  • Neely, Mark E. Lincoln and the Democrats: The Politics of Opposition in the Civil War. Cambridge University Press.

  • Muller, Gilbert H. Abraham Lincoln and William Cullen Bryant: Their Civil War. Palgrave Macmillan.


Books About Lincoln from 2016

  • Williams, Frank and Burkhimer, Michael. The Lincoln Assassination Riddle: Revisiting the Crime of the Nineteenth Century. Kent State University, May 2016.

  • Blumenthal, Sidney. A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. I 1809-1849. Simon & Schuster, May 2016.

  • Snee, Brian J. Lincoln before Lincoln: Early Cinematic Adaptations of the Life of America's Greatest President. University Press of Kentucky, May 2016.

  • Strozier, Charles B. Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln: The Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed. Columbia University Press, May 2016.

  • Manning, Alan. Father Lincoln: The Untold Story of Abraham Lincoln and His Boys. Lyons Press, May 2016.

  • Steers, Edward, Jr., author; McAuliffe, Kieran, designer. Lincoln Slept Here: Lincoln Family Sites in America/The Early Ancestors 1637-1808. CreateSpace, April 2016.

  • Guelzo, Allen C. Redeeming the Great Emancipator. Harvard University Press, February 2016.

  • Wilson, Douglas A. and Davis, Rodney O. Herndon on Lincoln: Letters. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, January 2016.

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