He was an eloquent orator, a bright lawyer, and a devoted father. The novels are mostly from his younger years, but as noted, he did peruse and skim through numerous books throughout his adult life. Despite the fact that abraham lincoln is widely regarded as one of the most historically significant figures in american politics, many details about his personal life remain shrouded in mystery. Abraham lincoln books list of books by author abraham. Among american heroes, lincoln continues to have a unique appeal for his fellow countrymen and also for people of other lands. His secret life, revealed under the mesmeric influence. President abraham lincoln, second inaugural address. Yet on the morning of april 14, 1865, the president awoke in an uncommonly good mood.
Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. A selfmade man the political life of abraham lincoln, 18091849 by sidney blumenthal 556 pp. Winner, 2010 lincoln prize from the civil war institute at gettysburg college in the first multivolume biography of abraham lincoln to be published in decades, lincoln scholar michael burlingame offers a fresh look at the life of one of americas greatest presidents. Abraham lincoln was born sunday, february 12, 1809, in a log cabin near hodgenville, kentucky. Also, please check out our other social media accounts. The life of abraham lincoln this book took me awhile to read. See all books authored by abraham lincoln, including speeches and writings 18591865, and speeches and writings 18321858, and more on. Update new shipping policy do to high shipping volumes, all three carriers ups, fedex, and usps have suspended service guarantees. In this biography the single purpose has been to present the living man with such distinctness of outline that the reader may have a sort of feeling of being acquainted with him. She is remembered today as a muckraking journalist, author of such blockbuster exposes as 1904s the history of the standard oil company, which actually contributed to the corporations breakup in 1911. Abraham lincoln 18091865 is one of the most famous americans in history and one of the countrys most revered presidents. Childrens books about abraham lincoln pbs kids for.
Abraham lincoln and american slavery was published in 2010 and received the 2011 pulitzer prize for history. Abraham lincoln johns hopkins university press books. The civil war era, new york, ballantine books, 1988. Future lincoln books cannot be written without it, and from no other book can a general reader learn so much about abraham lincoln. Abraham lincoln was the 16th president of the united states. Overall, this is a very good book for a new fan of lincoln, but it is a great book for someone seeking an entertaining and informative narrative about his team of advisers.
Douglas maneuvered through congress a bill for reopening the entire louisiana purchase to slavery and allowing the settlers of kansas and nebraska. Books that influenced abraham lincoln the art of manliness. Edward achorns rich history brings the inauguration of 1865 to life. Life public services abraham lincoln, first edition abebooks.
For the time being, we are shipping usps parcels via media mail or priority mail only. Begun as a project by mcclures magazine to collect and preserve the reminiscences of friends and acquaintances of abraham lincoln while they were still alive, the project grew into a series of. Ive read all these books about how lincoln was hated, but i was. A life is the antithesis of a thin slice from the lincoln pie. It was so interesting to read first hand accounts of lincolns character and actions. When abraham lincoln took office in 1860 as the president of the united states, the nation was fraught with problems. But in this 1900 work, as charming as it is important, american author ida minerva tarbell 18571944 shows a softer side as she traces, with a laudatory and admiring spirit, the.
In many ways it was a good primer to the book team of rivals. Often when there is an intimidating mountain of books, one needs something else. Civil war and brought about the emancipation of slaves. Immortal words the tragic genius of abraham lincolns second. White is the author of seven other books including two previous books on lincoln. Abraham lincoln was the leader of the united states during an especially difficult period in the young countrys history.
Abraham lincoln and the second american revolution. Selected new nonfiction lincoln books abraham lincoln. This book included many of his speeches and presidential correspondence along with his role in the civil war. Abraham lincoln, the greatest of all american presidents, left us a vast legacy of writings, some of which are among the most famous in our history. Selected new nonfiction lincoln books lincoln books are still rolling off the presses, with no end in sight. One of the earliest publications of lincoln s gettysburg address. Since that unfortunate mishap at fords theatre, where an assassins bullet claimed his life, more than 14,000 books have been written about abraham lincoln, placing him. President abraham lincoln s assassination is one of the saddest events in american history.
The deluge of books about the great emancipator has only increased with the bicentennial of his birth this year. This book is about abraham lincoln and how he grew up, his accomplishments,and his assassination. He is a graduate of ucla and princeton theological seminary and is a visiting professor of history at ucla. A life, published in 2008 by the johns hopkins university press in two large volumes and nearly 2,000 pages, is believed by many lincoln scholars to be the most exhaustively researched and fully documented biography of abraham lincoln ever written. Among the most prominent of those problems were the threat of secession and the one issue lincoln fought the hardest to rid the country of, slavery. The best biographies of abraham lincoln my journey.
Schoolchildren can recite the life story of lincoln, the westerner who educated himself and became a self made man, rising from lawyer to leader of the new republican party before becoming the 16th president of the united states. You will be surprised at how much you dont know about this abraham lincoln. Through new book we meet lincoln again differently lowell sun. The following are just some of the new nonfiction titles or new editions of older books. My life as abraham lincoln is a collection of words that best describe some of the people and places and things that i have experienced in my life. From lincoln the unknown to lincoln, from honors voice to abraham lincoln 18091858 2 vols, we can help you find the abraham lincoln books you are looking for. Lincoln is probably my favorite american president, and he is probably the one president in us history about whom the most has been written. Lincoln, louis bayards speculativehistory novel, but it doesnt take place between the man who would become a u. Abraham lincoln was an american statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of. The life and writings of abraham lincoln by abraham.
Ups ground is the only choice we are offering for ups service. There was a theme that was in my first book, the the inner world of abraham lincoln, but its more prominent in the biography. Abraham lincoln is the most writtenabout person in american history, and the third most in world historyranking below only jesus and napoleon. Being named after the 16th us president has added a unique notch to my handle on life. It has good pace and stays interesting from beginning to end. Many critics agree that if you are only going to read one lincoln. A life from beginning to end biographies of us presidents book 16 ebook. Abraham lincoln new, used and rare books and ephemera at. In the sweeping style of doris kearns goodwins team of rivals, burlingame has produced the finest lincoln biography in more than 60 years and one of the two or three best lincoln books on any subject in a generation.
Abraham lincoln shortly after abraham lincoln s death, several biographical sketches or life of lincoln s were published. Abraham lincoln biography history for kids educational videos for students cartoon network duration. So many books have been written about him, its time to list the best. Lincoln was a marvelous writerfrom the humblest letter to his great speeches, including his inaugural addresses, the emancipation proclamation, and the gettysburg address. As the worlds largest independent marketplace for new, used and rare books, you always get the best in service and value when you buy from, and all of your purchases are backed by our return guarantee. The stories of mary todd lincoln and how badly she behaved in treating lincoln was truly dismaying. In this probing biography, author henry ketcham provides a detailed look at lincoln s life and rise. Inclusion on this page, however, does not constitute an endorsement. Both of abraham s parents were members of a baptist congregation which had separated from another church due to opposition to slavery. He was the son of thomas and nancy hanks lincoln, and he was named for his paternal grandfather. My life as abraham lincoln by abraham lincoln, paperback. In honor of lincolns birthday on wednesday, weve put together a list of seven great books about the 16th president of the us each dealing. The tragic genius of abraham lincolns second inaugural. This book does a good job summarizing lincoln s life and period.
Six of the top recent books on abraham lincoln american. In his introduction to the life of abraham lincoln, henry ketcham notes that there has been so much written about lincoln that the legend has begun to obscure, if not to efface, the man. Below youll find a list of books that abraham lincoln read and enjoyed and learned from. In this biography the single purpose has been to present the living man with such distinctness of outline that the reader may have a sort of feeling. Abraham lincoln abraham lincoln the road to presidency. Nobody talks or writes like this author anymore, but i stuck with it and im glad i did. It was written in 1901 only 36 years after lincolns death. About a third of the way into this very positive look at the life of abraham lincoln it came to my attention that the book was written in 1901.835 627 1011 1510 911 266 998 145 271 403 1070 275 975 909 1490 1212 369 305 1253 382 1420 1228 1474 1236 1148 1248 1472 1455 1218 1490 882 826 1252 1128 47 265 555