Best books on Abraham Lincoln

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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
1.  Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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  "This is one of the best Lincoln book written in years.  This book shows how Lincoln was able to become the true power in his administration."
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2.  Lincoln by David Herbert Donald
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  "A wonderful biography of our greatest president by one of our greatest historians."
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With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln
3.  With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen B. Oates
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  "Oates's biography give a very personal look at our 16th President."
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Honor's Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln
4.  Honor's Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln by Douglas L. Wilson
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  "A wonderful look at the development of Lincoln's character through many of his early struggles."
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Lincoln's Virtues: An Ethical Biography
5.  Lincoln's Virtues: An Ethical Biography by William Lee Miller
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  "Couldn't put this one down.  This book looks at the sources of Lincoln's virtues and how those virtues affected his actions and decisions as President."
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Abraham Lincoln: His Speeches and Writings (Da Capo Paperback)
6.  Abraham Lincoln: His Speeches and Writings (Da Capo Paperback) by Abraham Lincoln
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  "Every Lincoln collection must have a collection of Lincoln's writings.  If you cannot get your hands on Basler's 8-volume set, this one volume version is an excellent choice."
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Prelude to Greatness: Lincoln in the 1850’s
7.  Prelude to Greatness: Lincoln in the 1850’s by Don Fehrenbacher
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  "A fascinating look at the decade that marked the rise of Abraham Lincoln from prairie lawyer and local politician to the national stage and the presidency."
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Crisis of the House Divided: An Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates
8.  Crisis of the House Divided: An Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates by Harry V. Jaffa
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  "An excellent study of the issues of the Lincoln-Douglas debates examined from both sides."
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A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War
9.  A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War by Harry V. Jaffa
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  "Jaffa has done it again.  Another superb book.  In this book Lincoln takes on the ideas of John C. Calhoun on the Constitution and the Founders."
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Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President
10.  Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President by Harold Holzer
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  "Wonderful look at one of Lincoln's most important, but often overlooked speeches.  Destroys some myths about the preparation and impact of this speech on Lincoln's run for the Presidency."
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The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties
11.  The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties by Mark E. Neely
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  "Neely's study is a must for any Lincoln or Civil War buff.  It examines the Constitutional and political issues of Lincoln's use of the war powers as president."
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Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President
12.  Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President by Allen C. Guelzo
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  "A great book that examines the spiritual and religious aspects of Lincoln's life."
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Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America
13.  Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America by Allen C. Guelzo
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  "Finally!  An in-depth look at the development of Lincoln's emancipation plans and the portrayal of those plans to the public in relation to his overall effort to preserve the Union."
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Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution
14.  Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution by James M. McPherson
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  "A great collection of essays about Lincoln and the Civil War by perhaps the greatest Civil War historian of our day."
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Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America
15.  Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America by Garry Wills
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  "An interesting examination of the literary and stylistic sources of Lincoln's best known speech."
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Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural
16.  Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural by Ronald C. White
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  "Much like Wills in his book on the Gettysburg Address, White examines the sources and meanings of Lincoln's Second Inaugural."
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The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words
17.  The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words by Ronald C. White
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  "White's book which refers to each of the speeches studied as a pearl in a larger string of pearls is a pearl itself."
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The Lincoln Murder Conspiracies
18.  The Lincoln Murder Conspiracies by William Hanchett
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  "Hanchett examines the various conspiracy theories that have emerged linking John Wilkes Booth to a variety of people ranging from Jefferson Davis, the Pope, and members of Lincoln's cabinet."
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Lincoln in American Memory
19.  Lincoln in American Memory by Merrill D. Peterson
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  "Exactly as the title indicates, Peterson examines how Lincoln has been portrayed not only by historians, but also by popular culture beginning with the apotheosis following his assassination."
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The Abraham Lincoln Encyclopedia (Da Capo Paperback)
20.  The Abraham Lincoln Encyclopedia (Da Capo Paperback) by Mark E. Neely
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  "An excellent resource for quick information on anything related to Lincoln"
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Abraham Lincoln: A Life
21.  Abraham Lincoln: A Life by Michael Burlingame
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  "An EXTREMELY in-depth look at the life of Lincoln.  This scholarly book is definitely designed for those who are familiar with Lincoln's life and career as opposed to the casual reader."
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