Colorized photo used with permission from James J. Nance


Other Books


 The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln   Abraham Lincoln: The observations of John G. Nicolay and John Hay   With Lincoln in the White House   Inside the Whitehouse in War Times

 Inside Lincoln's Whitehouse   An Oral History of Abraham Lincoln   Abraham Lincoln: A Biography More

JHU Press Blog Post

July 3, 2013
On whether Lincoln ordered an attack on the retreating Lee


Aired May 25, 2012 on GBTV
he true authorship of Lincoln's famous letter of condolence to the Widow Bixby.  Watch clip

Publishers Weekly

Abraham Lincoln: A Life

"This book supplants Carl Sandburg and supersedes all other biographies. Future Lincoln books cannot be written without it, and from no other book can a general reader learn so much about Abraham Lincoln. It is the essential title for the bicentennial..."   Read Review (PDF)
-James L. Swanson

Abe's scrapbook
Travelogue follows Lincoln's presidential trail
From the Chicago Tribune's book review section, June 3, 2012


The Atlantic, June 2013

“A monumental and meticulous two-volume study of the 16th president . . . should be required reading for anyone seriously interested in Lincoln.”—Mark Bowden,

A more fully documented, searchable version of ABRAHAM LINCOLN: A LIFE can be found at the web site of the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College


Michael Burlingame, Abraham Lincoln, Burlingame, Lincoln Historian