Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln

This year we are celebrating the Bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, our country's 16th President. You may have noticed a flurry of publications about his life and his presidency. However, there are some titles, old and new, that stand out as the best, and we own ALL of them. So take some time and put a request in for one of the titles so you can understand why this man is so highly regarded.

A. Lincoln: A Biography. Ronald C. White, Jr. Random House, 2009.

Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie years and The War Years. Carl Sandburg. Harvest, 1954.

Herndon’s Lincoln. William H. Herndon. University of Illinois, 1889.

The Last Lincolns: The Rise and Fall of a Great American Family. Charles Lachman. Union Square, 2008.

Lincoln. David Herbert Donald. Touchstone, 1995.

Lincoln and his Admirals: Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. Navy, and the Civil War. Craig L. Symonds. Oxford, 2008.

Lincoln and his Generals. T. Harry Williams. Diane Publishing, 1952.

Lincoln’s Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness. Joshua Wolf Shenk. Mariner, 2002.

Manhunt: The Twelve-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer. James L. Swanson. Harper Perennial, 2007.

Mrs. Lincoln. Catherine Clinton. HarperCollins, 2009.

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. Doris Kearns Goodwin, Simon & Schuster, 2005.

Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief. James M. McPherson, 2008.

With Malice toward None: A Live of Abraham Lincoln. Stephen B. Oates. HarperPerennial, 1977.

For more information on the Bicentennial Celebration, try the Official
Bicentennial website.

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