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Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln by Jason Emerson. Southern Illinois University Press, 2012.
JALA Review
Wall Street Journal Review

Abraham and Mary Lincoln by Kenneth J. Winkle, Southern Illinois University Press, 2011.
JALA Review

Abraham Lincoln and Horace Greeley by Gregory Borchard, Southern Illinois University Press, 2011.
JALA Review

Lincoln and His Books: Reading with Lincoln by Robert Bray, Southern Illinois University Press, 2010.
JALA Review

A. Lincoln: A Biography by Ronald C. White, Random House, 2009.
Washington Post Review

Mrs. Lincoln: A Life by Catherine Clinton, Harper, 2009.
Washington Post Review

Abraham Lincoln and the Post-Heroic Era by Barry Schwartz, University of Chicago Press, 2009.
JALA Review

Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter 1860-1861 by Harold Holzer, Simon and Schuster, 2008.
JALA Review

Abraham Lincoln: A Life by Michael Burlingame, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
Author Interview
JALA Review

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln: Legal Documents and Cases edited by Daniel W. Stowell et al, University of Virginia Press, 2008.
JALA Review

"They Have Killed Papa Dead": The Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance by Anthony Pitch, Steerforth, 2008.
Chicago Sun-Times Review
Christian Science Monitor Review
Washington Post Review

Looking for Lincoln: The Making of an American Icon by Philip B. Kunhardt, Peter W. Kunhardt, Peter W. Jr., Knopf, 2008.
Christian Science Monitor Review
JALA Review
New Yorker Review

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The Lincoln Studies Center Edition edited by Rodney O. Davis and Douglas L. Wilson, University of Illinois Press, 2008.
JALA Review

Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter 1860-1861 by Harold Holzer, Simon and Schuster, 2008.
JALA Review

Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer by Fred Kaplan, Harper, 2008.
Washington Post Review
New York Times Review

Lincoln and His Admirals by Craig L. Symonds Oxford University Press, 2008.
JALA Review
Washington Post Review

Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief by James M. McPherson, The Penguin Press, 2008.
New York Times Review
Washington Post Review

Vindicating Lincoln: Defending the Policies of Our Greatest President by Thomas L. Krannawitter, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2008.
JALA Review

The Assassin's Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln by Kate C. Larson, Basic Books, 2008.
JALA Review
Washington Times Review

The Lincolns by Daniel M. Epstein Ballantine Books, 2008.
Wall Street Journal Review
New York Times Review
Washington Post Review

President Lincoln: The Duty of a Statesman by William Lee Miller, Knopf, 2008.
Washington Post Review

Lincoln at Peoria: The Turning Point by Lewis E. Lehrman, Stackpole Books, 2008.
JALA Review

Big Enough to be Inconsistent: Abraham Lincoln Confronts Slavery and Race by George M. Frederickson Harvard University Press, 2008.
JALA Review

Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America by Allen C. Guelzo, Simon and Schuster, 2008.
Washington Post Review
JALA Review
Interview: Lincoln and Douglas in Debate

The Madness of Mary Lincoln by Jason Emerson, Southern Illinois University Press, 2007.
JALA Review
Washington Times Review

The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln and the Triumph of Antislavery by James Oakes, W.W. Norton, 2007.
JALA Review

Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe's America by Andrew Ferguson, Atlantic Monthly Press, 2007.
Washington Post Review

Stealing Lincoln's Body by Thomas Craughwell, Belknap Press, 2007.
JALA Review

Lincoln Legends: Myths, Hoaxes, and Confabulations Associated With Our Greatest President by Edward Steers, Jr., University Press of Kentucky, 2007.
JALA Review

House of Abraham: Lincoln and the Todds, A Family Divided by War by Stephen Berry. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2007.
JALA Review

Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, and the President's War Powers by James F. Simon, Simon and Schuster, 2006.
JALA Review

The Gettysburg Gospel: The Lincoln Speech That Nobody Knows by Gabor Boritt, Simon and Schuster, 2006.
JALA Review
New York Times Review

Lincoln's Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words by Douglas L. Wilson, Knopf, 2006.
Author Interview
JALA Review
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Review
New York Times Review

Herndon's Lincoln edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis, University of Illinois Press, 2006.
JALA Review

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin, Simon and Schuster, 2005.
JALA Review
Washington Post Review

Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness by Joshua Wolf Shenk, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005.
Washington Post Review

American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies by Michael W.Kauffman, Random House, 2004.
Boston Globe Review
Christianity Today Review
Washington Post Review
Author Interview

Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech that Made Abraham Lincoln President by Harold Holzer, Simon and Schuster, 2004.
Washington Times Review
Washington Post Review

Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America by Allen Guelzo, Simon Schuster, 2004.
JALA Review
Washington Post Review
Washington Times Review

Abraham Lincoln's Political Faith by Joseph R. Fornieri Northern Illinois University Press, 2003.
JALA Review

We are Lincoln Men by David Herbert Donald, Simon and Schuster, 2003.
JALA Review
Washington Times Review

Lincoln: Profiles in Power by Richard J. Carwardine, Longman, 2003.
Washington Times Review

Mrs. Lincoln & Mrs. Keckly:The Remarkable Story of the Friendship Between a First Lady and a Former Slave by Jennifer Fleischner, Broadway, 2003.
Washington Times Review

Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural by Ronald C. White, Jr., Simon and Schuster, 2002.
"Absence of Malice" Article from Smithsonian Magazine
Books & Culture Review

Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln by Edward Steers, Jr., University Press of Kentucky, 2001.
Interview on Booknotes (C-SPAN)

A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War by Harry V. Jaffa, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000.
JALA Review

Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President by Allen C. Guelzo, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1999.
Associated Press Review
C-SPAN Booknotes Interview

Lincoln by David Herbert Donald, Simon and Schuster, 1996.
PBS Online Interview

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