Friday, November 16, 2012

Looking at Lincoln

(Library of Congress)
Are you planning to see the new Spielberg film, Lincoln?  If so, the library's reference staff has some great suggestions for related reading and viewing from our collections.  Check out  these recommended titles from our biography, history, fiction and video shelves:
  • The Face of Lincoln. James Melon (B Lincoln).
  • The Life and Writings of Abraham Lincoln. Edited by Philip Van Doren Stern (B Lincoln).
  • With Malice Toward None: the life of Abraham Lincoln. Stephen B. Oates (B Lincoln).
  • Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. Margaret Bassett (B Lincoln).
  • Mary Todd Lincoln: her life and letters. Justin G Turner and Linda Levitt Turner (B Lincoln).
  • The Trial of Mary Todd Lincoln. James A Rhodes and Dean Jauchius (B Lincoln).
  • Robert Todd Lincoln: a man in his own right. John S. Goff (B Lincoln).
  • Killing Lincoln: the shocking assassination that changed America forever. Bill O'Reilly. (973.7092 ORE; also in Large print and sound recording)
  • The House Divides: the age of Jackson and Lincoln from the War of 1812 to the Civil War. Paul I. Wellman (973.5 WEL).
  • The Historian's Lincoln. Gabor S. Boritt (973.7 HIS).
  • Lincoln vs. Douglas: the Great Debates campaign. Richard Allen Heckman (973.6 HEC).
  • Murdering Mr. Lincoln: a new detection of the 19th Century's most famous crime. Charles Higham (973.7 HIG).
  • A New Birth of Freedom. Harry V. Jaffa (973.7 JAF).
  • Vindicating Lincoln: defending the politics of our greatest president. Thomas L. Krannawitter (973.7092 KRA).
  • Tried By War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief. James M. McPherson (973.7092 MCP).
  • In Lincoln's Hand: his original manuscripts. Edited by Harold Holzer and Joshua Wolf Shenk (973.7092 LIN)
  • Looking for Lincoln: the making of an American icon. Philip B. Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt, and Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr. (973.7 KUN).

  • The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln: a novel. Stephen L. Carter (Also in Audiobook)
  • The Lincoln Conspiracy: a novel. Timothy L. O'Brien.

  • The Civil War: a film by Ken Burns. PBS Home Video (DVD 973.7 CIV)

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