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Burlingame, Michael 1941-

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Works: 68 works in 181 publications in 1 language and 17,949 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives  Records and correspondence  Sources  Diaries  Anecdotes  Interviews  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Pictorial works 
Roles: Editor, Director
Classifications: E457, 973.7092
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Most widely held works by Michael Burlingame
At Lincoln's side John Hay's Civil War correspondence and selected writings by John Hay ( )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 2,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Michael Burlingame provides the third (and the most complete and scholarly) edition of John Hay's Civil War letters. Hay believed that "real history is told in private letters," and the 220 surviving letters and telegrams from his Civil War days prove that to be true." "Along with Hay's personal correspondence, Burlingame includes his surviving official letters. Burlingame also includes some of the letters Hay composed for Lincoln's signature, including the celebrated Letter of Condolence to the Widow Bixby."--BOOK JACKET
Inside Lincoln's White House the complete Civil War diary of John Hay by John Hay ( )
10 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 2,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On 18 April 1861, assistant presidential secretary John Hay recorded in his diary the report of several women that ""some young Virginian long haired swaggering chivalrous of course. . . and half a dozen others including a daredevil guerrilla from Richmond named Ficklin would do a thing within forty eight hours that would ring through the world.""The women feared that the Virginian planned either to assassinate or to capture the president. Calling this a ""harrowing communication, "" Hay continued his entry: ""They went away and I went to the bedside of the Chief couché
Lincoln's journalist John Hay's anonymous writings for the press, 1860-1864 by John Hay ( )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 2,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume presents anonymous and pseudonymous newspaper articles written by Lincoln's assistant personal secretary, John Hay, between 1860 and 1864. In the White House, Hay became the ultimate insider, the man who had the president's ear. "
An oral history of Abraham Lincoln John G. Nicolay's interviews and essays by John G Nicolay ( )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 2,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"John G. Nicolay, who had known Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, served as chief White House secretary from 1861 to 1865. Trained as a journalist, Nicolay had hoped to write a campaign biography of Lincoln in 1860, a desire that was thwarted when an obscure young writer named William Dean Howells got the job. Years later, however, Nicolay fulfilled his ambition; with John Hay, he spent the years from 1872 to 1890 writing a monumental ten-volume biography of Lincoln." "In preparation for this task, Nicolay interviewed men who had known Lincoln both during his years in Springfield and later when he became the president of the United States. "When it came time to write their massive biography, however," Burlingame notes, "he and Hay made sparing use of the interviews" because they had become "skeptical about human memory." Nicolay and Hay also feared that Robert Todd Lincoln might censor material that reflected "poorly on Lincoln or his wife."" "Nicolay had interviewed such Springfield friends as Lincoln's first two law partners, John Todd Stuart and Stephen T. Logan. At the Iillinois capital in June and July 1875, he talked to a number of others including Orville H. Browning, U.S. senator and Lincoln's close friend and adviser for over thirty-five years, and Ozias M. Hatch, Lincoln's political ally and Springfield neighbor. Four years later, he returned briefly and spoke with John W. Bunn, a young political "insider" from Springfield at the time Lincoln was elected president, and once again with Hatch." "Briefer and more narrowly focused than the Springfield interviews, the Washington interviews deal with the formation of Lincoln's cabinet, his relations with Congress, his behavior during the war, his humor, and his grief." "To supplement these interviews, Burlingame has included Nicolay's unpublished essays on Lincoln during the 1860 campaign and on Lincoln's journey from Springfield to Washington in 1861, essays based on firsthand testimony."--Jacket
With Lincoln in the White House letters, memoranda, and other writings of John G. Nicolay, 1860-1865 by John G Nicolay ( )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For this volume, Michael Burlingame includes all of Nicolay's memoranda of conversations, all of the journal entries describing Lincoln's activities, and excerpts from most of the nearly three hundred letters Nicolay wrote to Therena Bates between 1860 and 1865. He includes letters and portions of letters that describe Lincoln or the mood at the White House or that give Nicolay's personal opinions. He also includes letters written by Nicolay while on troubleshooting missions for the president."--BOOK JACKET
The inner world of Abraham Lincoln by Michael Burlingame ( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abraham Lincoln's excruciating, yet highly productive, midlife crisis; his woeful marriage to a dishonest woman who often embarrassed and sometimes physically abused him; his intense estrangement from a shiftless father; his streak of cruelty; his explosive temper; and his aversion to women are among the topics covered by Michael Burlingame in The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln. Based primarily on long-neglected manuscript and newspaper sources - especially on reminiscences of people who knew Lincoln - this psychobiography casts new light on the emotional origins of Lincoln's deep hatred of slavery, on his transformation from a party hack to a statesman, on his relations with his family, on the causes of his depressions, and on the roots of his ambition. Burlingame uses a blend of Freudian and Jungian theory to interpret the psyche of the sixteenth president
Abraham Lincoln : a biography by Benjamin Platt Thomas ( Book )
16 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the first multi-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln to be published in decades, Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame offers a fresh look at the life of one of America's greatest presidents. Incorporating the field notes of earlier biographers, along with decades of research in multiple manuscript archives and long-neglected newspapers, this remarkable work will both alter and reinforce current understanding of America's sixteenth president. Volume 1 covers Lincoln's early childhood, his experiences as a farm boy in Indiana and Illinois, his legal training, and the political ambition that led to a term in Congress in the 1840s. In volume 2, Burlingame examines Lincoln's life during his presidency and the Civil War, narrating in fascinating detail the crisis over Fort Sumter and Lincoln's own battles with relentless office seekers, hostile newspaper editors, and incompetent field commanders. Burlingame also offers new interpretations of Lincoln's private life, discussing his marriage to Mary Todd and the untimely deaths of two sons to disease. But through it all -- his difficult childhood, his contentious political career, a fratricidal war, and tragic personal losses-- Lincoln preserved a keen sense of humor and acquired a psychological maturity that proved to be the North's most valuable asset in winning the Civil War
Lincoln and the Civil War by Michael Burlingame ( )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
20 books. 2 binders of pamphlets/newslatters. 2 video tapes
Abraham Lincoln the observations of John G. Nicolay and John Hay by Michael Burlingame ( )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1890 Abraham Lincoln's two main White House secretaries, John G. Nicolay and John Hay, published the ten-volume biography Abraham Lincoln: A History. Although the authors witnessed the daily events occurring within the executive mansion and the national Capitol, their lengthy biography is more a recounting of the Civil War era than a study of Lincoln's life. Editor Michael Burlingame sifted through the original forty-seven-hundred-page work and selected only the personal observations of the secretaries during the Lincoln presidency, placing ten excerpts in c
Lincoln observed : Civil War dispatches of Noah Brooks by Noah Brooks ( Book )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It also reveals much about Washington politics during those anxious times and reflects public opinion in the North about the conduct of the war. Lincoln Observed offers an intimate portrait of Abraham Lincoln and a riveting insider's account of Washington during the Civil War
Abraham Lincoln a life by Michael Burlingame ( )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the first multi-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln to be published in decades, Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame offers a fresh look at the life of one of America's greatest presidents. Incorporating the field notes of earlier biographers, along with decades of research in multiple manuscript archives and long-neglected newspapers, this remarkable work will both alter and reinforce current understanding of America's sixteenth president. Volume 1 covers Lincoln's early childhood, his experiences as a farm boy in Indiana and Illinois, his legal training, and the political ambition that led to a term in Congress in the 1840s
A reporter's Lincoln by Walter B Stevens ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A reproduction of materials published by the Missouri Historical Society in 1916 supplemented by articles that were either omitted or only partially reproduced at that time. The author interviewed many people who had known Abraham Lincoln and these little-known accounts flesh out the Lincoln record, particularly about the Lincoln-Douglas debates and interesting testimony on Mary Todd Lincoln and Lincoln family traditions
"Lincoln's humor" and other essays by Benjamin Platt Thomas ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dispatches from Lincoln's White House : the anonymous Civil War journalism of presidential secretary William O. Stoddard by William Osborn Stoddard ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"William O. Stoddard's memoirs as President Abraham Lincoln's third secretary reveal a perspective of the president rarely viewed. In this collection of 120 weekly dispatches submitted to the New York Examiner under the pseudonym "Illinois," Stoddard sheds new light on Lincoln and his era." "These documents provide commentary on Lincoln's personal circumstances as well as events in Washington and on military, diplomatic, economic, and political developments. Although historians at times differ with Stoddard's accounts, he offers valuable descriptions of Lincoln, insight into the president's thoughts, and commentary on contemporary opinion."--BOOK JACKET
Inside the White House in war times : memoirs and reports of Lincoln's secretary by William Osborn Stoddard ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"First published in 1890, the book depicts the president's reaction to the defeats at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, the difficulties encountered (and presented) by Mary Lincoln, the president's relations with George B. McClellan and other generals, and the anxiety preceding the Merrimack's epic battle with the Monitor. In 1866 Stoddard also penned thirteen "White House Sketches" about his time in Lincoln's service. Originally published in an obscure New York newspaper, these essays - never previously collected - supplement Stoddard's memoir. Together the memoir and sketches provide an intimate look at the sixteenth president during a time of crisis."--BOOK JACKET
Abraham Lincoln, preserving the Union ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Honest, eloquent and courageous, he risked everything to save a young America from self-destruction and paid the ultimate price. This unforgettable programme tells the complete story of Abraham Lincoln from the rustic childhood that forged his beliefs to the tough campaign that made him president. Historians examine the difficult leadership choices of his turbulent first term, as well as his bouts with depression and troubled marriage to Mary Todd. Experts untangle a web of murder and kidnapping plots to learn the truth about the complex conspiracy that made Lincoln an American martyr"--Container
The real Lincoln : a portrait by Jesse William Weik ( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abraham Lincoln a life by Michael Burlingame ( )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abraham Lincoln traveled this way : the America Lincoln knew by Robert Shaw ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abraham Lincoln : new information, fresh perspectives by Michael Burlingame ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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