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Stahr, Walter

Summary: "Walter Stahr, author of the ... bestseller Seward, now tells the amazing story of Lincoln's secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, the most powerful and controversial of the men close to the president. Stanton raised an army of a million men and directed it from his Washington telegraph office, with Lincoln often at his side. He arrested and imprisoned thousands for "war crimes," some serious and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Kendrick, Paul

Summary: Describes how Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass set the groundwork in three historic meetings to abolish slavery in the United States, despite their differing perspectives on the war and the institution of slavery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker & Co. 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 KEN

Goodwin, Doris Kearns.

Summary: An analysis of Abraham Lincoln's political talents identifies the character strengths and abilities that enabled his successful election, in an account that also describes how he used the same abilities to rally former opponents in winning the Civil War.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LIN

Miller, William Lee.

Summary: The American president has come to be the most powerful figure in the world--and in the nineteenth century, a great man held that office. Lincoln scholar Miller's new book closely examines that great man in that hugely important office, analyzing the commander in chief who coped with the profound moral dilemmas of America's bloodiest war. In this sequel to Lincoln's Virtues Miller completes his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LINCOLN, ABRAHAM MIL

Goodwin, Doris Kearns.

Summary: When the 1860 Republican National Convention chose Abraham Lincoln over three seasoned politicians, his rivals were shocked and humilated. Lincoln immediately went about mending fences by inviting them to join his cabinet. Historian Doris Kearns Godwin reveals how Lincoln brilliantly converted former political foes and used them to strengthen his presidency.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2005

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 Goodw

Goodwin, Doris Kearns.

Summary: This multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history. Historian Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius, as the one-term congressman rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals to become president. When Lincoln emerged as the victor at the Republican National Convention, his rivals were...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 LIN

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1 available in Adult Display, Call number: 921 LINCOLN, ABRAHAM GOO
1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LINCOLN, ABRAHAM GOO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Lin

Miller, William Lee.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2002

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.7 MIL

McGovern, George S. (George Stanley)

Summary: Abraham Lincoln towers above the others who have held the office of president--the pillar of strength whose words bound up the nation's wounds. His presidency is the hinge on which American history pivots, the time when the young republic collapsed of its own contradictions and a new birth of freedom, sanctified by blood, created the United States we know today. His story has been told many...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Times Books/Henry Holt and Co. 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LINCOLN, ABRAHAM MCG

White, Ronald C. (Ronald Cedric)

Summary: Lincoln scholar Ronald C. White, Jr., offers a fresh definition of Lincoln as a man of integrity--what today's commentators would call "authenticity"--whose moral compass holds the key to understanding his life. Through meticulous research of the newly completed Lincoln Legal Papers, as well as of recently discovered letters and photographs, White provides a portrait of Lincoln's personal,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LINCOLN, ABRAHAM White

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Lincoln 2009

Brookhiser, Richard.

Summary: In Founders’ Son, celebrated historian Richard Brookhiser presents a compelling new biography of Abraham Lincoln that highlights his lifelong struggle to carry on the work of the Founding Fathers. Following Lincoln from his humble origins in Kentucky to his assassination in Washington, D.C., Brookhiser shows us every side of the man: laborer, lawyer, congressman, president; storyteller, wit,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LINCOLN, ABRAHAM BRO

Doyle, Don Harrison

Summary: When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, he had broader aims than simply rallying a war-weary nation. Lincoln realized that the Civil War had taken on a wider significance-that all of Europe and Latin America was watching to see whether the United States, a beleaguered model of democracy, would indeed 'perish from the earth.' In The Cause of All Nations, distinguished...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.7 DOY

Holzer, Harold.

Summary: Lincoln believed that ‘with public sentiment nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed.’ Harold Holzer makes a significant contribution to our understanding of Lincoln’s leadership by showing us how deftly he managed his relations with the press of his day to move public opinion forward to preserve the Union and abolish slavery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LINCOLN, ABRAHAM HOL

Lincoln, Abraham

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LIN

Escott, Paul D.

Summary: "Throughout the Civil War, newspaper headlines and stories repeatedly asked some variation of the question posed by the New York Times in 1862, "What shall we do with the negro?" The future status of African Americans was a pressing issue for both those in the North and in the South. Consulting a broad range of contemporary newspapers, magazines, books, army records, government documents,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Virginia Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7092 ESC

Oakes, James.

Summary: This is a book about two towering figures in our nation's history. It is a moving story about an improbable friendship, and an important story about an equally improbable alliance. [In the book, the author] has written a ... narrative history. He brings these two iconic figures to life and sheds new light on the central issues of slavery, race, and equality in Civil War America. -Dust jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7114 OAK

Lincoln, Abraham

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dover Publications 1991

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.7 LIN

Klingaman, William K.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 KLI

DeRose, Chris (Christopher)

Contents: Prologue: in Jackson's time -- I met nullification at its threshold -- The freshmen -- The setting sun -- ... and Tyler, too -- War in Mexico! -- The 30th Congress -- A final settlement -- A hell of a storm -- The final election of the old America -- General Jackson is dead! -- The first and only choice of the Republicans of Illinois -- A startling tide of reckless fanaticism -- Five against...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Globe Pequot Pr 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7092 DER

Jaffa, Harry V.

Summary: "Harry V. Jaffa illuminates Lincoln's understanding of the concepts of self-government, equality, and statesmanship, and he offers penetrating insights into Lincoln's refutation of the political philosophy and constitutional interpretations of John C. Calhoun and the southern secessionists. A New Birth of Freedom is a work of major importance that will require all Americans to reevaluate their...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 JAF

Stahr, Walter.

Summary: A profile of the leader of Lincoln's "team of rivals" examines his considerable political roles, including governor of New York, Secretary of State, and Lincoln's closest advisor during the Civil War.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SEWARD, WILLIAM HENRY STA

Adams, Charles

Summary: Adams uses documents from foreign (primarily British) and domestic observers to state that the South was exercising the rights laid out in the Declaration of Independence against a fiscally-quarrelsome and commercial North, rather than maintaining lofty moral principles of slavery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.711 ADA

Meltzer, Brad.

Summary: Follows Lincoln from his childhood to the presidency, including the Civil War and his legendary Gettysburg Address.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Lincoln 2014

McPherson, James M.

Summary: Evaluates Lincoln's talents as a commander in chief in spite of limited military experience, tracing the ways in which he worked with, or against, his senior commanders to defeat the Confederacy and reshape the presidential role.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LINCOLN, ABRAHAM MCP

Summary: Combines background commentary with quotes from Lincoln's letters, speeches, and public papers to provide a personal view of his life, thoughts, and actions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt Brace & Co. 1993

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 LIN

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