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Abraham Lincoln : A Resource Guide


Abraham Lincoln, three-quarter length portrait, seated and holding his spectacles and a pencil
Abraham Lincoln, three-quarter length portrait, seated and holding his spectacles and a pencil.
Alexander Gardner, photographer.
Feb. 5, 1865, printed later.
Prints and Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:
LC-USZ61-1938

Selected Bibliography

Finding Books by and about Abraham Lincoln

The Library of Congress online catalog contains more than three hundred subject headings for books related to Abraham Lincoln. To find works on any of these topics, select Basic Search, and enter the words Lincoln, Abraham into the search box; then choose the Subject Browse option. You will get the list of Lincoln-related subject headings. Click on any heading to see a list of titles that have that subject heading; and click on any of the titles to access the book's bibliographic record.

From among the thousands of Lincoln-related titles in the Library of Congress collections, the bibliography below highlights the most significant editions of works by Lincoln and a limited selection of biographies and other works particularly useful to general and younger readers.

Selected Works by Lincoln

Basler, Roy P., ed. The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. 9 vols. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1953.
LC Call Number: E457.91 1953 [Catalog Record]
Note: This work has been made available online by the Abraham Lincoln Association.

-----, ed. Abraham Lincoln: His Speeches and Writings. 1946; rpt. New York: Da Capo Press, 1990.
LC Call Number: E457.92 1990a [Catalog Record]

-----, and Christian O. Basler, eds. The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Second Supplement, 1845-1865. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1990.
LC Call Number: E457.91 1953 Suppl. 2 [Catalog Record]

Benner, Martha L., and Cullom Davis, eds. The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: The Complete Documentary Edition. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2000. DVD-ROM.
LC Call Number: KF368.L52 [Catalog Record]

Davis, Rodney O., and Douglas L. Wilson, eds. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008.
LC Call Number: E457.4 .L7754 2008 [Catalog Record]

Delbanco, Andrew, ed. The Portable Abraham Lincoln. New York: Viking, 1992.
LC Call Number: E457.92 1992 [Catalog Record]

Fehrenbacher, Don E., ed. Speeches and Writings, 1832-1858: Speeches, Letters, and Miscellaneous Writings, the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. New York: Library of America, 1989.
LC Call Number: E457.92 1989 [Catalog Record]

-----, ed. Speeches and Writings, 1859-1865: Speeches, Letters, and Miscellaneous Writings, Presidential Messages and Proclamations. New York: Library of America, 1989.
LC Call Number: E457.92 1989b [Catalog Record]

Gienapp, William E. This Fiery Trial: The Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
LC Call Number: E457.92 2001 [Catalog Record]

Stern, Philip Van Doren, ed. The Life and Writings of Abraham Lincoln. 1940; rpt. New York: Modern Library, 1999.
LC Call Number: E457.92 1999 [Catalog Record]

Selected Biographies of Lincoln

Burlingame, Michael. Abraham Lincoln: A Life. 2 vols. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008. LC Call Number: E457 .B95 2008 [Catalog Record]

Carwardine, Richard. Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
LC Call Number: E457 .C43 2006 [Catalog Record]

Donald, David Herbert. Lincoln. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995.
LC Call Number: E457 .D66 1995 [Catalog Record]

Gienapp, William E. Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America: A Biography. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
LC Call Number: E457 .G46 2002 [Catalog Record]

Herndon, William H., and Jesse W. Weik. Herndon's Life of Lincoln: The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln as Originally Written by William H. Herndon and Jesse W. Weik. Edited by Paul M. Angle. Introduction by Henry Steele Commager. 1930; rpt. New York: Da Capo Press, 1983.
LC Call Number: E457 .H575 1983 [Catalog Record]

Luthin, Reinhard H. The Real Abraham Lincoln: A Complete One Volume History of His Life and Times. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1960.
LC Call Number: E456 .L8 [Catalog Record]

Nicolay, John G., and John Hay. Abraham Lincoln: A History. 10 vols. 1890; rpt. New York: The Century Company, 1917.
LC Call Number: E457 .N654 [Catalog Record]

-----. Abraham Lincoln: A History. Abridged and edited by Paul M. Angle. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1966.
LC Call Number: E457 .N658 [Catalog Record]

Oates, Stephen B. With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln. 1977; rpt. New York: HarperPerennial, 1994.
LC Call Number: E457 .O17 1994 [Catalog Record]

Paludan, Phillip Shaw. The Presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1994.
LC Call Number: E457 .P18 1994 [Catalog Record]

Randall, James G., and Richard N. Current. Lincoln the President. 4 vols. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1945-55.
LC Call Number: E457 .R2 [Catalog Record]

Sandburg, Carl. Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years. 2 vols. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1926.
LC Call Number: E457.3 .S22 [Catalog Record]

-----. Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years. 1966; rpt. one volume edition. New York: Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, 1974.
LC Call Number: E457 .S215 1974 [Catalog Record]

-----. Abraham Lincoln: The War Years. 4 vols. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1939.
LC Call Number: E457.4 .S36 [Catalog Record]

Thomas, Benjamin. Abraham Lincoln: A Biography. 1952, rpt. New York: Modern Library, 1968.
LC Call Number: E457 .T427 1968 [Catalog Record]

White, Ronald C. A. Lincoln: A Biography. New York: Random House, 2009.
LC Call Number: E457 .W597 2009 [Catalog Record]

Selected Works on Facets of Lincoln ’s Life

Baker, Jean H.  Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography.  New York: Norton, 1987.
LC Call: E457.25.L55 B35 1987 [Catalog Record]

Boritt, Gabor. The Gettysburg Gospel: The Lincoln Speech That Nobody Knows.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006.
LC Call: E475.55 .B68 2006 [Catalog Record]

Burlingame, Michael.  The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994.
LC Call Number: E457.2 .B97 1994 [Catalog Record]

Burton, Orville Vernon.  The Age of Lincoln. New York: Hill and Wang, 2007.
LC Call Number: E415.7 .B87 2007 [Catalog Record]

Dirck, Brian R. Lincoln the Lawyer. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007.
LC Call Number: E457.2 .D575 2007 [Catalog Record]

Donald, David Herbert. "We are Lincoln Men": Abraham Lincoln and His Friends. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003.
LC Call Number: E457.2 .D66 2003 [Catalog Record]

Farber, Daniel A. Lincoln’s Constitution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.
LC Call Number: E457.2 .F216 2003 [Catalog Record]

Fehrenbacher, Don Edward. Prelude to Greatness: Lincoln in the 1850’s. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1962.
LC Call Number: E459.3 .F4 [Catalog Record]

Foner, Eric. The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. New York: W. W. Norton, 2010.
LC Call Number: E457.2 .F66 2010 [Catalog Record]

Fredrickson, George M.  Big Enough To Be Inconsistent: Abraham Lincoln Confronts Slavery and Race.  Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2008.
LC Call: E457.2 .F786 2008 [Catalog Record]

Goodwin, Doris Kearns. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005.
LC Call Number: E457.45 .G66 2005 [Catalog Record]

Guelzo, Allen C. Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President. Grand Rapids, Mich.: W.B. Eerdmans, 1999.
LC Call Number: E457.2 .G88 1999 [Catalog Record]

-----. Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008.
LC Call Number: E457.4 .G84 2008 [Catalog Record]

-----. Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004.
LC Call Number: E453 .G9 2004 [Catalog Record]

Harris, William C. Lincoln and the Border States: Preserving the Union. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2011. LC Call Number: E459 .H29 2011 [Catalog Record]

Holzer, Harold. Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech that Made Abraham Lincoln President. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004.
LC Call Number: E440 .H65 2004 [Catalog Record]

-----. Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter 1860-1861. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008.
LC Call Number: E457.4 .H69 2008 [Catalog Record]

Kaplan, Fred. Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer. New York: HarperCollins, 2008.
LC Call Number: E457.2 .K357 2008 [Catalog Record]

Kunhardt, Philip B. A New Birth of Freedom: Lincoln at Gettysburg. Boston: Little, Brown, 1983.
LC Call Number: E475.55.L76 K86 1983 [Catalog Record]

McGinty, Brian. Lincoln and the Court. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2008.
LC Call Number: KF8742 .M32 2008 [Catalog Record]

McPherson, James M.  Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.
LC Call: E457.2 .M4758 1991 [Catalog Record]

-----. Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief. New York: Penguin Press, 2008.
LC Call: E457.2 .M478 2008 [Catalog Record]

Miller, William Lee.  Lincoln's Virtues: An Ethical Biography.  New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.
LC Call: E457.2 .M643 2002 [Catalog Record]

-----. President Lincoln: The Duty of a Statesman. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
LC Call Number: E457.2 .M645 2008 [Catalog Record]

Peterson, Merrill D. Lincoln in American Memory. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.
LC Call Number: E457.2 .P84 1994 [Catalog Record]

Shenk, Joshua Wolf.  Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2005.
LC Call Number: E457.2 .S47 2005 [Catalog Record]

Symonds, Craig L. Lincoln and His Admirals. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
LC Call Number: E457.2 .S94 2008 [Catalog Record]

White, Ronald C. Lincoln’s Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002.
LC Call Number: E457.94 2002 [Catalog Record]

Wills, Garry. Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.
LC Call Number: E475.55 .W54 1992 [Catalog Record]

Wilson, Douglas L. Honor’s Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.
LC Call Number: E457.35 .W547 1998 [Catalog Record]

-----. Lincoln’s Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.
LC Call Number: E457.2 .W74 2006 [Catalog Record]

Winkle, Kenneth J. The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln. Dallas: Taylor Trade Pub., 2001.
LC Call Number: E457 .W77 2001 [Catalog Record]

Zall, Paul M., ed.  Abe Lincoln's Legacy of Laughter: Humorous Stories by and about Abraham Lincoln.  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2007.
LC Call Number: E457.15 .A135 2007 [Catalog Record]

Bibliographies

Matthews, Elizabeth W. Lincoln as a Lawyer: An Annotated Bibliography. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1991.
LC Call Number: KF368.L52 M37 1991 [Catalog Record]

Monaghan, Jay. Lincoln Bibliography, 1839-1939. Springfield, Ill.: Illinois State Historical Library, 1943-1945.
LC Call Number: F536 .I25 [Catalog Record]

Sayler, James, comp. Presidents of the United States--Their Written Measure: A Bibliography. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1996.
LC Call Number: Z1249.P7 S29 1996 [Catalog Record]

Younger Readers

Cohn, Amy L., and Suzy Schmidt. Abraham Lincoln. New York: Scholastic Press, 2002.
LC Call Number: E457.905 .C62 2002 [Catalog Record]

Collard, Sneed B. Abraham Lincoln: A Courageous Leader. New York: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, 2007.
LC Call Number: E457.905 .C63 2007 [Catalog Record]

Feinberg, Barbara Silberdick. Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address: Four Score and More. Brookfield, Conn.: Twenty-First Century Books, 2000.
LC Call Number: E475.55 .F45 2000 [Catalog Record]

Freedman, Russell. Lincoln: A Photobiography. New York: Clarion Books, 1987.
LC Call Number: E457.905 .F73 1987 [Catalog Record]

Harness, Cheryl. Abe Lincoln Goes to Washington, 1837-1865. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1996.
LC Call Number: E457.905 .H296 1996 [Catalog Record]

Holford, David M. Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation in American History. Berkely Heights, N.J.: Enslow Publishers, 2002.
LC Call Number: E453 .H64 2002 [Catalog Record]

Roberts, Jeremy. Abraham Lincoln. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Co., 2004.
LC Call Number: E457.905 .R63 2004 [Catalog Record]

Somerlott, Robert. The Lincoln Assassination in American History. Springfield, N.J.: Enslow Publishers, 1998.
LC Call Number: E457.5 .S68 1998 [Catalog Record]

Sullivan, George. Abraham Lincoln. New York: Scholastic Reference, 2000.
LC Call Number: E457.905 .S85 2000 [Catalog Record]

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