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

Works: 5,901 works in 6,537 publications in 1 language and 1,087,235 library holdings
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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 4,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text trace the life of the Civil War President
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 4,596 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 4,204 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 )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 4,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fully rounded biography of America's sixteenth President is the product of Donald's half-century of study of Lincoln and his times. In preparing it, Donald has drawn more extensively than any previous writer on Lincoln's personal papers and those of his contemporaries, and he has taken full advantage of the voluminous newly discovered records of Lincoln's legal practice. He presents his findings with the same literary skill and psychological understanding exhibited in his previous biographies, which have received two Pulitzer Prizes ... Much more than a political biography, Donald's Lincoln reveals the development of the future President's character and shows how his private life helped to shape his public career. In Donald's skillful hands, Lincoln emerges as a youthful, vigorous President. One of the youngest men ever to occupy the White House, he was also the husband of an even younger wife and the father of boisterous children. We witness how Lincoln's absorption with politics disrupted his family life, and how his often tumultuous marriage affected his political career. And we see a man renowned for his storytelling and his often sidesplitting humor lapse into the periods of deep melancholy to which he was prone, not only during the dark days of the Civil War but throughout his life ... Donald's strikingly original portrait of Lincoln depicts a man who was basically passive by nature, who confessed that he did not control events but events had controlled him. Yet coupled with that fatalism was an unbounded ambition that drove him to take enormous political risks and enabled him to overcome repeated defeats. Donald shows that Lincoln was a master of ambiguity and expediency--but he also stresses that Lincoln was a great moral leader, inflexibly opposed to slavery and absolutely committed to preserving the Union."--Jacket
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 3,997 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. 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 3,873 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
Lincoln : a novel by Gore Vidal( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 3,753 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 3,457 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
Thomas Jefferson, an intimate history by Fawn McKay Brodie( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 3,386 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
Grant takes command by Bruce Catton( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 3,237 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 3,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 3: "Never call retreat" carries the war from Fredericksburg, and through many campaigns to the death of Lincoln and the war's end
The day Lincoln was shot by Jim Bishop( Book )

5 editions published between 1955 and 1964 in English and held by 2,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an account of the day President Lincoln was shot. Hour by hour, it chronicles the movements of the President and his assassin during the day of the tragedy
Lincoln by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come
When the cheering stopped : the last years of Woodrow Wilson by Gene Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 2,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the last seventeen months of Woodrow Wilson's presidency and the part played by his wife during his isolation from the world because of illness
The shadow of Blooming Grove : Warren G. Harding in his times by Francis Russell( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 2,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warren Gamaliel Harding was born 1 November 1865 in Blooming Grove, Ohio. His parents were George Tryon Harding and Phoebe Dickerson. He married Florence Mabel Kling 8 July 1891 in Marion, Ohio. He was editor of the Marion Daily Star, an Ohio state senator, lieutenant governor of Ohio and a United States senator. He was inaugurated President of the United States of America 4 March 1921. He died in 1923 in San Francisco, California
Reveille in Washington, 1860-1865 by Margaret Leech( Book )

4 editions published between 1941 and 1962 in English and held by 2,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Margaret Leech's Washington is an incredible city, a war capital seemingly without control of its own resources. Filthy, ugly and unfinished, it swarmed with prostitutes, dead horses rotted in the streets and only a brave and well-armed man would think of going out after dark. Confederate cavalry contemptuously galloped around the city. Lincoln once went out to Fort Stevens and stood on the parapet to watch a Confederate charge, whereupon young Oliver Wendell Holmes barked at the President: 'Get down, you fool!' It is Lincoln, almost without seeming intention on author Leech's part, who emerges not only as the hero of Reveille but also as a very great human being for whom the war was a continuous succession of heartbreaks. Margaret Leech is almost casual in the handling of the book's greatest moments, and it is precisely this quality that gives Reveille a continually astonishing air. When Lincoln first meets a shabby, uneasy little man named Grant at the White House, the drama is intense because no drama is attempted. Here is Miss Leech's account:
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Lincoln : a photobiography
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Mississippi State University. Libraries Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana

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Battle 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 America