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New and Forthcoming Books


Even with thousands of books written about him, historians and authors continue to be drawn to Abraham Lincoln as a subject.

During the years leading up to and through the Bicentennial, dozens of new books about Lincoln will be published in the United States.

Watch for books from these authors through 2010.  Also see our list of Lincoln Books for Children.  Publications below are listed chronologically by release date:


Coming Soon

  • Congress and the Emergence of Sectionalism:  From the Missouri Compromise to the Age of Jackson by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon, eds.
    University of Ohio Press
  • Stealing Lincoln's Body by Thomas J. Craughwell
    Harvard University Press
  • **Lincoln in His Own Words by Milton Meltzer
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group
  • **Abe Lincoln Grows Up by Carl Sandburg
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group
  • Do You Hear Me, Mr. Lincoln?   
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group
  • ɸ The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage by Daniel Mark Epstein
  • ɸ The Long Pursuit by Roy Morris, Jr.
  • ɸ Lincoln and Douglass by Paul Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick
  • ɸ Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney by James F. Simon
  • ɸ The Assassin’s Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln by Kate Clifford Larson
  • ɸ Whitman and Lincoln: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington by Daniel Mark Epstein

Additional Publication Resources


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ɸ Books reviewed by ALBC Louisiana State Liaison David Madden