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To: iowamark
Justice Frank Williams, Chairman of the Lincoln Forum, and Professor Edna Greene Medford mentioned these Lincoln books on BookTV Feb. 1, 2009:

Edna Greene Medford Recommends

“Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography” by Jean Baker

“The Age of Lincoln” by Orville Vernon Burton

“Lincoln” by David Herbert Donald (available to view in Featured Videos section)

“Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President” by Allen Guelzo

“Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin (available to view in Featured Videos section)

“Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech that Made Abraham Lincoln President” by Harold Holzer (available to view in Featured Videos section)

“Lincoln and the Negro” by Benjamin Quarles

“Lincoln in American Memory” by Merrill Peterson

“Honor’s Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln” by Douglas Wilson

“Lincoln’s Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural” by Ronald White, Jr. (available to view in Featured Video section)

Frank Williams Recommends

Abraham Lincoln
“Lincoln’s Sword” by Douglas Wilson
“The Portable Abraham Lincoln” by Andrew Delbanco
“The Lincoln Anthology” by Harold Holzer
“Lincoln in his Own Words” by Milton Meltzer
“In Lincoln’s Hand” by Harold Holzer and Joshua Wolf Shenk

Books on the Assassination
“Stealing Lincoln’s Body” by Thomas J. Craughwell
“The Last Lincoln Conspirator” by Andrew C. A. Jampoler
“The Lincoln Assassination” by William C. Edwards and Edward Steers Jr.

“The Age of Lincoln” by Orville Vernon Burton
“One Man Great Enough: Abraham Lincoln’s Road to Civil War” by John C. Waugh
“Abraham Lincoln: Lincoln Laughing” by James W. MacMeekin III
“Abraham Lincoln, A Man of Faith and Courage” by Joe Wheeler
“President Lincoln” by William Lee Miller
“The Inspired Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln” by Philip L. Ostergard
“Abraham Lincoln: A Biography” by Benjamin P. Thomas
“Abraham Lincoln and Robert Burns: Connected Lives and Legends’ by Ferenc Morton Szasz
“Lincoln President-Elect” by Harold Holzer

“Lincoln” by David Donald

“Lincoln, The Biography of a Writer” by Fred Kaplan

“Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction” by Allen C. Guelzo
“Abraham Lincoln: A Life” by Thomas Keneally
“A. Lincoln: A Biography” by Ronald C. White
“Angels and Ages” by Adam Gopnik
“Abraham Lincoln” by James M. McPherson
“Lincoln the Inventor” by Jason Emerson
“With Malice Toward None” by Stephen B. Oates

Lincoln Books for Children
“Abraham Lincoln for Kids” by Janis Herbert
“Case of Abraham Lincoln” by Julie M. Fenster
“Abe Lincoln Loved Animals” by Ellen Jackson
“Lincoln and Douglass” by Nikki Giovanni
“The Last Stop: Lincoln and the Mud Circuit” by Alan Bower
“Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek” by Deborah Hopkinson
“Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker” by Lynda Jones
“Abe Lincoln Goes to Washington” by Cheryl Harness
“Do You Hear Me, Mr. Lincoln” by Judith Caseley
“Lincoln and His Boys” by Rosemary Wells

Lincoln and the Civil War
“Freedom Just Ahead: The War Within the Civil War” by William Grimes
“The Dark Intrigue” by Frank van der Linden
“Lincoln and the Decision for War” by Russell McClintock
“Lincoln’s Darkest Year” by William Marvel
“Lincoln and His Admirals” by Craig L. Symonds
“The Road to Disunion, Volume II: Secessionists Triumphant” by William W. Freehling
“Tried by War” by James M. McPherson (available to view in Featured Videos section)
“Disunion!” by Elizabeth R. Varon
“Mr. Lincoln’s High-Tech War” by Thomas B. Allen and Roger MacBride Allen
“Abraham Lincoln’s Extraordinary Era” by Karen M. Kostyal
“1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History” by Charles Bracelen Flood

“Lincoln and Freedom” by Harold Holzer and Sara Vaughn Gabbard
“Big Enough to be Inconsistent” by George M. Fredrickson
“Our Lincoln” edited by Eric Foner (available to view in Featured Videos section)
“Abraham Lincoln” edited by Brian Lamb and Susan Swain
“Lincoln’s America” by Joseph R. Fornieri and Sara Vaughn Gabbard
“The Best American History Essays on Lincoln” by Sean Wilentz

“The Madness of Mary Lincoln” by Jason Emerson
“House of Abraham” by Stephen Berry
“The Lincolns” by Daniel Mark Epstein
“The Lincolns” by Candace Fleming
“Mrs. Lincoln: A Life” by Catherine Clinton

Frederick Douglass
“The Radical and the Republican” by James Oakes
“Douglass and Lincoln” by Paul Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick
“Giants” by John Stauffer

“The Gettysburg Gospel” by Gabor Boritt
“Lincoln at Gettysburg” by Garry Willis
“The Gettysburg Address” by Sam Fink and Gabor Boritt

“Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney” by James F. Simon
“Act of Justice: Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and the Law of War” by Burrus M. Carnahan

“Lincoln and the Court” by Brian McGinty

“The Papers of Abraham Lincoln: Legal Documents and Cases” by Daniel W. Stowell

Lincoln and Douglas
“The Long Pursuit: Abraham Lincoln’s Thirty-Year Struggle with Stephen Douglas for the Heart and Soul of America” by Roy Morris Jr.
“Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates the Defined America” by Allen C. Guelzo
“The Lincoln-Douglas Debates” by Rodney O. Davis and Douglas L. Wilson (available to view in Featured Videos section)

“Lincoln at Peoria” by Lewis Lehrman
“Great Comeback” by Gary Ecelbarger

Popular Culture
“Summers with Lincoln: Looking for the Man in the Monuments” by James A. Percoco
“Vindicating Lincoln” by Thomas L. Krannawitter

“Looking for Lincoln” by Peter W. Kunhardt, Philip B. Kunhardt III, and Peter W. Kunhardt Jr.

“Abraham Lincoln on Screen” by Mark S. Reinhart

White House
“Lincoln’s White House Secretary” edited by Harold Holzer
“Lincoln’s Men” by Daniel Mark Epstein

“Lincoln Legends” by Edward Steers
“Did Lincoln Own Slaves” by Gerald J. Prokopowicz
“The Last Lincolns” by Charles Lachman

Additional books and authors discussed during the program:

“The Portable Abraham Lincoln” by Abraham Lincoln, edited by Andrew Delbanco
“Abraham Lincoln : His Speeches and Writings” by Roy Prentice Basler
“The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln” by Abraham Lincoln

“Crisis of the House Divided : An Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates” by Harry V. Jaffa
“New Birth of Freedom : Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War” by Harry V. Jaffa
“The Conditions of Freedom : Essays in Political Philosophy” by Harry V. Jaffa
“Prelude to Greatness Lincoln in the 1850’s” by Don E. Fehrenbacher,
“The Dred Scott Case : Its Significance in American Law and Politics” by Don Edward Fehrenbacher
“War for the Union vol. 1-8” by Allan Nevins
“Lincoln Unmasked : What You're Not Supposed to Know about Dishonest Abe” by Thomas J. Dilorenzo
“Lincoln and the Tools of War” by Robert Bruce
“Six Months at the White House with Abraham Lincoln : The Story of a Picture” by Francis B. Carpenter
“Slavery By Another Name : The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II” by Douglas A. Blackmon
“Herndon’s Informants : Letters, Interviews and Statements about Abraham Lincoln” by Douglas L. Wilson, Terry Wilson
“Lincoln's Herndon” by David Herbert Donald
“Lincoln : An Account of His Personal Life” by Nathaniel Wright Stephenson
“Herndon’s Life Of Lincoln” by William H. Herndon
“Love Is Eternal” by Irving Stone
“Forced Into Glory : Abraham Lincoln and the White Dream” by Lerone Bennett
Vincent Harding
W.E.B. DuBois
“Abraham Lincoln : A Life” by Michael Burlingame
“The Emancipation Proclamation : Three Views” by Harold Holzer, Frank J. Williams, Edna Greene Medford
“They Have Killed Papa Dead!” : The Road to Ford's Theater, Abraham Lincoln's Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance by Anthony S. Pitch
“Short History of Reconstruction : 1863-1877” by Eric Foner
“The Lincoln Murder Conspiracies” by William Hanchett
“Lincoln” by Lord Charnwood,
“Abraham Lincoln, the Illustrated Edition : The Prairie Years and the War Years” by Carl Sandburg
“Judging Lincoln” by Frank J. Williams
”Lincoln Reconsidered: Essays on the Civil War Era” by David Herbert Donald
“Lincoln’s Melancholy” by Joshua Wolf Shenk
“In Lincoln’s Hand” by Joshua Wolf Shenk and Harold Holzer
“Lincoln” by Gore Vidal
“Mary Lincoln: A Biography of a Marriage” by Ruth Painter Randall
“The Papers of Abraham Lincoln: Legal Documents and Cases” vol. 1-4

81 posted on 02/11/2009 11:28:26 PM PST by iowamark
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To: iowamark
There are a lot of good books on that list.

Angels and Ages by Adam Gopnik, though, will tell you a lot more about Adam Gopnik than about Abraham Lincoln (or Charles Darwin, the book's other subject), and nobody's exactly crying out to hear Gopnik's ideas expounded at length.

If there's any need at all for a book on Lincoln and Darwin, Rebel Giants by David Contosta might be a better choice. Haven't read it yet, though.

102 posted on 02/12/2009 1:21:31 PM PST by x
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