WorldCat Identities

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)

Works: 8,491 works in 9,386 publications in 2 languages and 2,215,990 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Fiction  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Case studies  Juvenile works  Illustrated works  Novels 
Classifications: E457, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Lincoln : a photobiography by Russell Freedman( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 4,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrated by Robert Petkoff. Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height. Here is a warm, appealing biography of our Civil War president. Russell Freedman begins with a lively account of Abraham Lincoln s boyhood, his career as a country lawyer, and his courtship and marriage to Mary Todd. Then the author focuses on the presidential years (1861 to 1865), skillfully explaining the many complex issues Lincoln grappled with as he led a deeply divided nation through the Civil War. The audiobook s final chapter is a moving account of that tragic evening in Ford s Theatre on April 14, 1865. Lincoln: A Photobiography concludes with an interview with the Author. Narrated by Robert PetkoffOriginal Publisher: Random House SKU: 17234Unabridged SKU 17234
Roots by Alex Haley( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 4,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This poignant and powerful narrative tells the dramatic story of Kunta Kinte, snatched from freedom in Africa and brought by ship to America and slavery, and his descendants. Drawing on the oral traditions handed down in his family for generations, the author traces his origins back to the seventeen-year-old Kunta Kinte, who was abducted from his home in Gambia and transported as a slave to colonial America. In this account Haley provides an imaginative rendering of the lives of seven generations of black men and women
Battle cry of freedom : the Civil War era by James M McPherson( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 4,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, this fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political, social, and military events that crowded the two decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox. Packed with drama and analytical insight, the book vividly recounts the momentous episodes that preceded the Civil War: the Dred Scott decision, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry. It then moves into a chronicle of the war itself, the battles, the strategic maneuvering on both sides, the politics, and the personalities. Particularly notable are new views on such matters as the slavery expansion issue in the 1850s, the origins of the Republican Party, the causes of secession, internal dissent and anti-war opposition in the North and the South, and the reasons for the Union's victory. The book's title refers to the sentiments that informed both the Northern and Southern views of the conflict: the South seceded in the name of that freedom of self-determination and self-government for which their fathers had fought in 1776, while the North stood fast in defense of the Union founded by those fathers as the bulwark of American liberty. Eventually, the North had to grapple with the underlying cause of the war, slavery, and adopt a policy of emancipation as a second war aim. This "new birth of freedom," as Lincoln called it, constitutes the proudest legacy of America's bloodiest conflict. This volume makes sense of that vast and confusing "second American Revolution" we call the Civil War, a war that transformed a nation and expanded our heritage of liberty
Team of rivals : the political genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history. Historian Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius, as the one-term congressman rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals to become president. When Lincoln emerged as the victor at the Republican National Convention, his rivals were dismayed. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery led inexorably to civil war. That Lincoln succeeded, Goodwin demonstrates, was because of his extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men, to experience what they were feeling, to understand their motives and desires. It was this that enabled Lincoln to bring his disgruntled opponents together, create the most unusual cabinet in history, and marshal their talents to the task of preserving the Union
Lincoln by David Herbert Donald( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and Burmese and held by 4,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The phenomenal national bestseller that is "the Lincoln biography for this generation" (Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.)-now in paperback. Drawing on resources not available until recently, including Lincoln's personal papers, archives, and newspaper reports, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Herbert Donald presents a masterful account of Lincoln's rise to the presidency and the political and personal challenges he faced while in office. David Herbert Donald's Lincoln is a stunningly original portrait of Lincoln's life and presidency. Donald brilliantly depicts Lincoln's gradual ascent from humble beginnings in rural Kentucky to the ever-expanding political circles in Illinois, and finally to the presidency of a country divided by civil war. Donald goes beyond biography, illuminating the gradual development of Lincoln's character, chronicling his tremendous capacity for evolution and growth, thus illustrating what made it possible for a man so inexperienced and so unprepared for the presidency to become a great moral leader. In the most troubled of times, here was a man who led the country out of slavery and preserved a shattered Union-in short, one of the greatest presidents this country has ever seen
Abraham Lincoln; the war years by Carl Sandburg( Book )

15 editions published between 1926 and 1984 in English and held by 4,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For thirty years and more I planned to make a certain portrait of Abraham Lincoln. It would sketch the country lawyer and prairie politician who was intimate with the settlers of the Knox County neighborhood where I grew up as a boy, and where I heard the talk of men and women who had eaten with Lincoln, given him a bed overnight, heard his jokes and lingo, remembered his silences and his mobile face."--Preface
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee : an Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 3,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown's eloquent, fully documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century. A national bestseller in hardcover for more than a year after its initial publication, it has sold almost four million copies and has been translated into seventeen languages. For this elegant thirtieth anniversary hardcover edition, Brown has contributed an incisive new preface. Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown allows the great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell us in their own words of the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them demoralized and defeated. A unique and disturbing narrative told with force and clarity, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee changed forever our vision of how the West was really won
The Civil War : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C Ward( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete text of the bestselling narrative history of the Civil War--based on the celebrated PBS television series. This non-illustrated edition interweaves the author's narrative with the voices of the men and women who lived through that cataclysmic trail of our nationhood, from Abraham Lincoln to ordinary foot soldiers. Includes essays by distinguished historians of the era
The Supreme Court of the United States : its beginnings & its justices, 1790-1991( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes a full page biography and a full page color portrait of each Chief Justice and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Lincoln : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 3,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln is a masterwork of historical fiction, in which Gore Vidal combines a comprehensive knowledge of Civil War America with 20th-century literary technique, probing the minds and motives of the men surrounding Abraham Lincoln, including personal secretary John Hay and scheming cabinet members William Seward and Salmon P. Chase, as well as his wife, Mary Todd
Lincoln at Gettysburg : the words that remade America by Garry Wills( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examination of the Gettysburg Address and Lincoln in their historical moment and cultural frame breathing new life into the words and revealing much about the President
The Oxford history of the American people by Samuel Eliot Morison( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 3,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author re-creates the American modes of living in years past in this volume of social, political, and economic history
The confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 3,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Confessions of Nat Turner is not only a masterpiece of storytelling; is also reveals in unforgettable human terms the agonizing essence of Negro slavery. Through the mind of a slave, Willie Styron has re-created a catastrophic event, and dramatized the intermingled miseries, frustrations -- and hopes -- which caused this extraordinary black man to rise up out of the early mists of our history and strike down those who held his people in bondage
The army of the Potomac : a stillness at Appomattox by Bruce Catton( Book )

2 editions published between 1953 and 1982 in English and held by 3,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the most spectacular conflicts between Grant and Lee and details the end of hope for the Confederacy in the final year of the Civil War
Thomas Jefferson : an intimate history by Fawn McKay Brodie( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 3,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the relationship between Jefferson's inner life and his public life including his attitudes toward the church, slavery, women, and revolution
This hallowed ground : the story of the Union side of the Civil War by Bruce Catton( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 3,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history deals with the entire scope of the Civil War--from the months of unrest and hysteria that led to Fort Sumter through the Union victory
Grant takes command by Bruce Catton( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 3,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers such battles and campaigns as Chattanooga, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg Crater, and Appomattox
The centennial history of the Civil War by Bruce Catton( Book )

in English and held by 2,998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1: "The coming fury" describes the people and politics, social and economic forces which came together to drive the nation apart, from a political convention in Charleston in 1860 through the first, stunning impact of the Battle of Bull Run
Grant moves south by Bruce Catton( Book )

2 editions published between 1960 and 1988 in English and held by 2,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book covers such battles and campaigns as Belmont, Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Chickasaw Bayou, Edwards Station, and Vicksburg
Mary Chesnut's Civil War by Mary Boykin Chesnut( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authorized account of the Civil War, drawn from the diaries of a Southern aristocrat, records the disintegration and final destruction of the Confederacy
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.14 (from 0.08 for Lincoln : ... to 0.22 for The confes ...)

Lincoln : a photobiography
RootsBattle cry of freedom : the Civil War eraTeam of rivals : the political genius of Abraham LincolnLincolnThe Civil War : an illustrated historyLincoln : a novelLincoln at Gettysburg : the words that remade AmericaThe confessions of Nat Turner
Alternative Names

controlled identityMississippi State University. Libraries.

Mississippi State University. Libraries Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana