Bibliography (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
Gienapp, William E. Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America: A Biography. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. A current and thorough biography that focuses on the war years. Bibliography and index.
Herndon, William H. Herndon’s Life of Lincoln: The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln. 3 vols. 1889. Reprint. New York: De Capo Press, 1983. This early biography tends to be enthusiastic—Herndon was at one time Lincoln’s law partner—but frequently lacks in objectivity.
Holzer, Harold, ed. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The First Complete, Unexpurgated Text. New York: HarperCollins, 1993. Provides the most accurate account of the twenty-one hours of debate carried out in 1858 by two of the period’s most important orators.
Kunhardt, Philip B., Jr. A New Birth of Freedom. Boston: Little, Brown, 1983. Focuses on the circumstances and context surrounding the writing of the Gettysburg Address. Well written and beautifully illustrated, the book itself is one of the more important works dealing with a segment of Lincoln’s life.
Miller, William Lee. Lincoln’s Virtues: An Ethical Biography. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.
Oates, Stephen B. With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Harper & Row,...
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