Lincoln’s Confidant by Wayne C. Temple

Lincoln’s Confidant: The Life of Noah Brooks by Wayne C. Temple, Douglas L. Wilson, Rodney O. Davis
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Overview: Acclaimed as one of the great Lincoln scholars, Wayne C. Temple offers the long-awaited first biography of Noah Brooks, the influential Illinois journalist who championed Abraham Lincoln in state politics and became his almost daily companion during the Civil War. Best remembered as one of the president’s few true intimates, Brooks was also a nationally recognized man of letters who mingled with the likes of Mark Twain and Bret Harte. Temple draws on archives and papers long thought lost to re-create Brooks’s colorful life and relationship with Lincoln. Brooks’s closeness to the president made him privy to Lincoln’s thoughts on everything from literature to spirituality. Their frank conversations contributed to the wealth of journalism and personal observations that still make Brooks a much-quoted source for biographers, historians, and Lincoln aficionados. A grand history and unparalleled scholarly resource, Lincoln’s Confidant is the story of an extraordinary friendship by one of the giants of Lincoln scholarship.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Greetings from the Lincoln Highway by Brian Butko

Greetings from the Lincoln Highway: A Road Trip Celebration of America’s First Coast-to-Coast Highway by Brian Butko
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Overview: The Lincoln Highway was the first continuous road to connect the coasts, allowing newly motorized Americans to cross the country by car. This book allows readers to travel across 100 years of the highway, from New York City to San Francisco, with stops at historic landmarks, bridges, taverns, movie palaces, diners, gas stations, ice cream stands, tourist cabins, and roadside attractions. Color maps and stories of the highway take readers through 14 states, with excerpts from memoirs and old postcards giving a feel for what early motoring was like-the good, the bad, and the muddy.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Abraham Lincoln by Stephen B. Oates +

Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind the Myths by Stephen B. Oates
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Overview: From Stephen B. Oates comes a riveting companion to his seminal Lincoln biography With Malice Toward None. Exploring the complex mythology surrounding the sixteenth President, including iconic images of Lincoln as Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind The Myths offers a penetrating look at Lincoln’s life and impact, indispensible for any student of great leadership, the Civil War, and American history.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies/Memoirs

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The Children of Lincoln by William D. Green

The Children of Lincoln: White Paternalism and the Limits of Black Opportunity in Minnesota, 1860-1876 by William D. Green
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Overview: How white advocates of emancipation abandoned African American causes in the dark days of Reconstruction, told through the stories of four Minnesotans
White people, Frederick Douglass said in a speech in 1876, were "the children of Lincoln," while black people were "at best his stepchildren." Emancipation became the law of the land, and white champions of African Americans in the state were suddenly turning to other causes, regardless of the worsening circumstances of black Minnesotans. Through four of these "children of Lincoln" in Minnesota, William D. Green’s book brings to light a little known but critical chapter in the state’s history as it intersects with the broader account of racein America.
In a narrative spanning the years of the Civil War and Reconstruction, the lives of these four Minnesotans mark the era’s most significant moments in the state, the Midwest, and the nation for the Republican Party, the Baptist church, women’s suffrage, and Native Americans. Morton Wilkinson, the state’s first Republican senator; Daniel Merrill, a St. Paul business leader who helped launch the first Black Baptist church; Sarah Burger Stearns, founder and first president of the Minnesota Woman Suffragist Association; and Thomas Montgomery, an immigrant farmer who served in the Colored Regiments in the Civil War: each played a part in securing the rights of African Americans and each abandoned the fight as the forces of hatred and prejudice increasingly threatened those hard-won rights.
Moving from early St. Paul and Fort Snelling to the Civil War and beyond, The Children of Lincoln reveals a pattern of racial paternalism, describing how even "enlightened" white Northerners, fatigued with the "Negro Problem," would come to embrace policies that reinforced a notion of black inferiority. Together, their lives-so differently and deeply connected with nineteenth-century race relations-create a telling portrait of Minnesota as a microcosm of America during the tumultuous years of Reconstruction.
Genre: Non-Fiction – History

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Lincoln (Narratives of Empire #2) by Gore Vidal

Lincoln (Narratives of Empire #2) by Gore Vidal
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Overview: Lincoln is the cornerstone of Gore Vidal’s fictional American chronicle, which includes Burr; 1876; Washington, D.C.; Empire; and Hollywood. It opens early on a frozen winter morning in 1861, when President-elect Abraham Lincoln slips into Washington, flanked by two bodyguards. The future president is in disguise, for there is talk of a plot to murder him. During the next four years there will be numerous plots to murder this man who has sworn to unite a disintegrating nation.

Isolated in a ramshackle White House in the center of a proslavery city, Lincoln presides over a fragmenting government as Lee’s armies beat at the gates. In this profoundly moving novel, a work of epic proportions and intense human sympathy, Lincoln is observed by his loved ones and his rivals. The cast of characters is almost Dickensian: politicians, generals, White House aides, newspapermen, Northern and Southern conspirators, amiably evil bankers, and a wife slowly going mad.

Vidal’s portrait of the president is at once intimate and monumental, stark and complex, drawn with the wit, grace, and authority of one of the great historical novelists.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction

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The Black Heavens: Abraham Lincoln and Death by Brian R. Dirck

The Black Heavens: Abraham Lincoln and Death by Brian R. Dirck
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Overview: From multiple personal tragedies to the terrible carnage of the Civil War, death might be alongside emancipation of the slaves and restoration of the Union as one of the great central truths of Abraham Lincoln’s life. Yet what little has been written specifically about Lincoln and death is insufficient, sentimentalized, or devoid of the rich historical literature about death and mourning during the nineteenth century. The Black Heavens: Abraham Lincoln and Death is the first in-depth account of how the sixteenth president responded to the riddles of mortality, undertook personal mourning, and coped with the extraordinary burden of sending hundreds of thousands of soldiers to be killed on battlefields.
Going beyond the characterization of Lincoln as a melancholy, tragic figure, Brian R. Dirck investigates Lincoln’s frequent encounters with bereavement and sets his response to death and mourning within the social, cultural, and political context of his times. At a young age Lincoln saw the grim reality of lives cut short when he lost his mother and sister. Later, he was deeply affected by the deaths of two of his sons, three-year-old Eddy in 1850 and eleven-year-old Willie in 1862, as well as the combat deaths of close friends early in the war. Despite his own losses, Lincoln learned how to approach death in an emotionally detached manner, a survival skill he needed to cope with the reality of his presidency.
Dirck shows how Lincoln gradually turned to his particular understanding of God’s will in his attempts to articulate the meaning of the atrocities of war to the American public, as showcased in his allusions to religious ideas in the Gettysburg Address and the Second Inaugural. Lincoln formed a unique approach to death: both intellectual and emotional, typical and yet atypical of his times. In showing how Lincoln understood and responded to death, both privately and publicly, Dirck paints a compelling portrait of a commander in chief who buried two sons and gave the orders that sent an unprecedented number of Americans to their deaths.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs > Biographies of Presidents & Heads of State

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Lincoln within the Bardo: A Novel By George Saunders [Audiobook]

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Winner, 2018 APA Audie Awards – Audiobook of the Year
Winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize

The long-awaited first novel from the writer of Tenth of December: a transferring and authentic father-son tale that includes none rather then Abraham Lincoln, in addition to an unforgettable solid of supporting characters, dwelling and lifeless, ancient and invented.

February 1862. The Civil War is lower than 12 months outdated. The combating has begun in earnest, and the country has begun to are aware of it is in for a protracted, bloody combat. Meanwhile, President Lincoln’s liked 11-year-old son, Willie, is gravely sick. In an issue of days, regardless of predictions of a restoration, Willie dies and is laid to relaxation in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers file {that a} grief-stricken Lincoln returns, by myself, to the crypt a number of occasions to carry his boy’s frame.

From that seed of ancient reality, George Saunders spins an unforgettable tale of familial love and loss that breaks freed from its lifelike, ancient framework right into a supernatural realm each hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln unearths himself in a odd purgatory the place ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact atypical acts of penance. Within this transitional state-called, within the Tibetan custom, the bardo-a enormous combat erupts over younger Willie’s soul.

Lincoln within the Bardo is an astonishing feat of creativeness and a daring step ahead from one of the vital necessary and influential writers of his technology. Formally bold, beneficiant in spirit, deeply concerned about issues of the center, this is a testomony to fiction’s talent to talk in truth and powerfully to the issues that actually subject to us. Saunders has invented an exhilarating new shape that deploys a kaleidoscopic, theatrical landscape of voices to invite a undying, profound query: How do we are living and love once we know that the whole lot we adore should finish?

The 166-person complete solid comprises, so as in their look:

Nick Offerman as HANS VOLLMAN
David Sedaris as ROGER BEVINS III
Carrie Brownstein as ISABELLE PERKINS
George Saunders as THE REVEREND EVERLY THOMAS
Miranda July as MRS. ELIZABETH CRAWFORD
Lena Dunham as ELISE TRAYNOR
Ben Stiller as JACK MANDERS
Julianne Moore as JANE ELLIS
Susan Sarandon as MRS. ABIGAIL BLASS
Bradley Whitford as LT. CECIL STONE
Bill Hader as EDDIE BARON
Megan Mullally as BETSY BARON
Rainn Wilson as PERCIVAL “DASH” COLLIER
Jeff Tweedy as CAPTAIN WILLIAM PRINCE
Kat Dennings as MISS TAMARA DOOLITTLE
Jeffrey Tambor as PROFESSOR EDMUND BLOOMER
Mike O’Brien as LAWRENCE T. DECROIX
Keegan-Michael Key as ELSON FARWELL
Don Cheadle as THOMAS HAVENS
and Patrick Wilson as STANLEY “PERFESSER” LIPPERT
with Kirby Heyborne as WILLIE LINCOLN,
Mary Karr as MRS. ROSE MILLAND,
and Cassandra Campbell as Your Narrator

" Lincoln within the Bardo units a brand new usual for solid recordings in its construction, in its performances, and in its boldness. Now, let’s examine who solutions the problem." ( Chicago Tribune);"The result’s an auditory revel in not like some other, the place the notice of particular person voices disappears whilst the in moderation calibrated soundscape summons a metaphysical masterpiece. This is a excursion de drive of audiobook manufacturing, and a blinding realization of Saunders’ distinctive authorial construction." ( Booklist) ;"The completed audiobook’s tapestry of voices completely mirrors the radical." ( Entertainment Weekly)

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Lincoln within the Bardo: A Novel By George Saunders [Audiobook]

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Publisher’s Summary

Winner, 2018 APA Audie Awards – Audiobook of the Year
Winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize

The long-awaited first novel from the writer of Tenth of December: a transferring and authentic father-son tale that includes none rather then Abraham Lincoln, in addition to an unforgettable forged of supporting characters, residing and useless, historic and invented.

February 1862. The Civil War is lower than three hundred and sixty five days previous. The combating has begun in earnest, and the country has begun to understand it is in for a protracted, bloody fight. Meanwhile, President Lincoln’s cherished 11-year-old son, Willie, is gravely unwell. In a question of days, in spite of predictions of a restoration, Willie dies and is laid to relaxation in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers record {that a} grief-stricken Lincoln returns, on my own, to the crypt a number of instances to carry his boy’s frame.

From that seed of historic reality, George Saunders spins an unforgettable tale of familial love and loss that breaks freed from its life like, historic framework right into a supernatural realm each hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln reveals himself in a abnormal purgatory the place ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact unusual acts of penance. Within this transitional state-called, within the Tibetan custom, the bardo-a huge fight erupts over younger Willie’s soul.

Lincoln within the Bardo is an astonishing feat of creativeness and a daring step ahead from one of the essential and influential writers of his technology. Formally bold, beneficiant in spirit, deeply considering issues of the guts, this can be a testomony to fiction’s skill to talk truthfully and powerfully to the issues that truly subject to us. Saunders has invented an exciting new shape that deploys a kaleidoscopic, theatrical landscape of voices to invite a undying, profound query: How do we are living and love once we know that the entirety we like should finish?

The 166-person complete forged comprises, so as in their look:

Nick Offerman as HANS VOLLMAN
David Sedaris as ROGER BEVINS III
Carrie Brownstein as ISABELLE PERKINS
George Saunders as THE REVEREND EVERLY THOMAS
Miranda July as MRS. ELIZABETH CRAWFORD
Lena Dunham as ELISE TRAYNOR
Ben Stiller as JACK MANDERS
Julianne Moore as JANE ELLIS
Susan Sarandon as MRS. ABIGAIL BLASS
Bradley Whitford as LT. CECIL STONE
Bill Hader as EDDIE BARON
Megan Mullally as BETSY BARON
Rainn Wilson as PERCIVAL “DASH” COLLIER
Jeff Tweedy as CAPTAIN WILLIAM PRINCE
Kat Dennings as MISS TAMARA DOOLITTLE
Jeffrey Tambor as PROFESSOR EDMUND BLOOMER
Mike O’Brien as LAWRENCE T. DECROIX
Keegan-Michael Key as ELSON FARWELL
Don Cheadle as THOMAS HAVENS
and Patrick Wilson as STANLEY “PERFESSER” LIPPERT
with Kirby Heyborne as WILLIE LINCOLN,
Mary Karr as MRS. ROSE MILLAND,
and Cassandra Campbell as Your Narrator

" Lincoln within the Bardo units a brand new same old for forged recordings in its construction, in its performances, and in its boldness. Now, let’s examine who solutions the problem." ( Chicago Tribune);"The result’s an auditory enjoy in contrast to every other, the place the attention of particular person voices disappears whilst the moderately calibrated soundscape summons a metaphysical masterpiece. This is a excursion de pressure of audiobook manufacturing, and a blinding realization of Saunders’ distinctive authorial construction." ( Booklist) ;"The completed audiobook’s tapestry of voices completely mirrors the radical." ( Entertainment Weekly)

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Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child – Audiobook Collection

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Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery Secession and The Presidents War Powers [Audiobook]

Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery Secession and The Presidents War Powers [Audiobook]

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Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney by James F. Simon

Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession and the President’s War Powers by James F. Simon
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Overview: The clashes between President Abraham Lincoln and Chief Justice Roger B. Taney over slavery, secession, and Lincoln’s constitutional war powers went to the heart of Lincoln’s presidency.
Lincoln and Taney’s bitter disagreements began with Taney’s Dred Scott opinion in 1857, when the chief justice declared that the Constitution did not grant the black man any rights that the white man was bound to honor. Lincoln attacked the opinion as a warped judicial interpretation of the Framers’ intent and accused Taney of being a member of a pro-slavery national conspiracy.
In his first inaugural address, Lincoln insisted that the South had no legal right to secede. Taney, who administered the oath of office to Lincoln, believed that the South’s secession was legal and in the best interests of both sections of the country.
Once the war began, Lincoln broadly interpreted his constitutional powers as commander-in-chief to prosecute the war, suspending habeas corpus, censoring the press, and allowing military courts to try civilians for treason. Taney vociferously disagreed, accusing Lincoln of assuming dictatorial powers in violation of the Constitution. Lincoln ignored Taney’s protests and exercised his presidential authority fearlessly, determined that he would preserve the Union.
James F. Simon skillfully brings to life this compelling story of the momentous tug-of-war between the president and the chief justice during the worst crisis in the nation’s history.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child – Audiobook Collection

Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child – Collection

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