Abraham Lincoln: An introductory reading list

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Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power
1.  Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power by Richard Carwardine
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  "Carwardine's book is an excellent recent study of the life of the 16th president."
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Lincoln
2.  Lincoln by David Herbert Donald
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  "A distillation of a lifetime of work by a great Lincoln scholar, Donald's biography is the most complete single-volume examination of Lincoln's life."
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Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life (Knox College Lincoln Studies Center)
3.  Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life (Knox College Lincoln Studies Center) by William H. Herndon
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  "A collection of remembrances by Lincoln's law partner, it is the starting point for studying Lincoln's early years."
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Prelude to Greatness: Lincoln in the 1850's
4.  Prelude to Greatness: Lincoln in the 1850's by Don E. Fehrenbacher
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  "Fehrenbacher's book focuses on Lincoln's political reemergence during a tumultuous time in American politics."
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Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America
5.  Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America by Allen C. Guelzo
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  "Guelzo offers a good account of the debates between Lincoln and Douglas which set the stage for the presidential election of 1860."
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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Penguin history)
6.  Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Penguin history) by James M. McPherson
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  "McPherson's classic study of the period, one that sets Lincoln's presidency in the context of the time."
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The Presidency of Abraham Lincoln (American Presidency Series)
7.  The Presidency of Abraham Lincoln (American Presidency Series) by Phillip Shaw Paludan
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  "An excellent overview covering every major aspect of Lincoln's presidency."
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Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief
8.  Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief by James M. McPherson
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  "An insightful new study on Lincoln's role as commander-in-chief, by the great scholar of the conflict."
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The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties
9.  The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties by Mark E. Jr. Neely
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  "Neely offers an illuminating, award-winning examination of Lincoln's handling of civil liberties during the Civil War."
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Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America
10.  Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America by Allen C Guelzo
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  "A good analysis of the key document of Lincoln's presidency."
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Lincoln at Gettysburg (Simon & Schuster Lincoln Library)
11.  Lincoln at Gettysburg (Simon & Schuster Lincoln Library) by Garry Wills
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  "One of only three formal speeches Lincoln made during his presidency, the Gettysburg Address gets its due in this Pulitzer Prize-winning study."
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Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
12.  Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln by Edward Steers
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  "The standard work on Lincoln's assassination, which was the first of an American president."
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Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1832-1858: Bicentennial Jacket
13.  Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1832-1858: Bicentennial Jacket by Abraham Lincoln
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Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1859-1865: Speeches, Letters, and Miscellaneous Writings, Presidential Messages and Proclamations
14.  Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings 1859-1865: Speeches, Letters, and Miscellaneous Writings, Presidential Messages and Proclamations by Abraham Lincoln
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  "This two-volume collection offers a great sampling of Lincoln's writings, from his speeches to his war orders."
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