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Burlingame, Michael 1941-

Overview
Works: 52 works in 176 publications in 2 languages and 19,741 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives  Records and correspondence  Sources  Anecdotes  Diaries  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Pictorial works  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E457, 973.7092
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Most widely held works by Michael Burlingame
The inner world of Abraham Lincoln by Michael Burlingame( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 1,285 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 life by Michael Burlingame( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 972 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
An oral history of Abraham Lincoln : John G. Nicolay's interviews and essays by John G Nicolay( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 670 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
Lincoln observed : Civil War dispatches of Noah Brooks by Noah Brooks( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Civil War, few outside Abraham Lincoln's immediate circle of family, friends, and advisors had as much access to the president as the young California journalist Noah Brooks. Born in New England, Brooks had lived in Illinois - where he first met Lincoln - before migrating to California. The Sacramento Daily Union posted him to Washington, D.C., in 1862. From the Union capital, Brooks filed dispatches that were unusually candid, not only because he and the president were so close but also because of the long delay between the time Lincoln disclosed something to Brooks and the time the issue of the Sacramento Daily Union containing that information could reach Washington. Brooks's famous 1895 memoir, Washington in Lincoln's Time, included none of the raw material - wartime dispatches, selected letters, and personal reminiscences - which Michael Burlingame collects for the first time in Lincoln Observed. This new volume provides a singular perspective on Lincoln's last years and a solid appraisal of the president's personality and politics. 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
Inside Lincoln's White House : the complete Civil War diary of John Hay by John Hay( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hay was the Assistant Presidential Secretary, his diary funs from April 1861 to December 1864
Lincoln's journalist : John Hay's anonymous writings for the press, 1860-1864 by John Hay( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 441 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."
At Lincoln's side : John Hay's Civil War correspondence and selected writings by John Hay( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 431 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."--Jacket
A reporter's Lincoln by Walter Stevens( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 396 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 )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Lincoln in the White House : letters, memoranda, and other writings of John G. Nicolay, 1860-1865 by John G Nicolay( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 351 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."--Jacket
Dispatches from Lincoln's White House : the anonymous Civil War journalism of presidential secretary William O. Stoddard by William O Stoddard( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 287 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."--Jacket
Lincoln and the Civil War by Michael Burlingame( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20 books. 2 binders of pamphlets/newslatters. 2 video tapes
Abraham Lincoln preserving the Union( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the rustic childhood to his tragic death, this is the definitive look at the stoic president who risked everything to save his nation
Inside the White House in war times : memoirs and reports of Lincoln's secretary by William O Stoddard( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 244 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."--Jacket
Abraham Lincoln : the observations of John G. Nicolay and John Hay( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 201 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
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 traveled this way : the America Lincoln knew by Robert Shaw( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham lincoln. A life by Michael Burlingame( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 29 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. 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
Abraham Lincoln : a life by Michael Burlingame( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 24 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
Inside Lincoln's White House by John Hay( )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 0 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
 
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Abraham Lincoln : a lifeAn oral history of Abraham Lincoln : John G. Nicolay's interviews and essaysLincoln observed : Civil War dispatches of Noah BrooksInside Lincoln's White House : the complete Civil War diary of John HayLincoln's journalist : John Hay's anonymous writings for the press, 1860-1864At Lincoln's side : John Hay's Civil War correspondence and selected writingsA reporter's Lincoln"Lincoln's humor" and other essays