Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War

Here are ten books on Lincoln recommended by Dr. Allen Guelzo, Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era, Director of the Civil War Era Studies Program, Gettysburg College.

Angle, Paul M. “Here I Have Lived”: A History of Lincoln’s Springfield, 1821-1875. Springfield, IL: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1935

Burlingame, Michael. Abraham Lincoln: A Life. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008

Donald, David Herbert. Lincoln. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995

Fehrenbacher, Don E. Prelude to Greatness: Lincoln in the 1850’s. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1962

Jaffa, Harry V. Crisis of the House Divided: An Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. Garden City, NJ: Doubleday, 1959

Lewis, Lloyd. Myths After Lincoln. New York: Blue Ribbon, 1929

Steiner, Mark E. An Honest Calling: The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 2007

Steers, Edward. Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky Press, 2001

Thomas, Benjamin P. Abraham Lincoln. New York: Knopf, 1952

Winkle, Kenneth J. The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln. Dallas, TX: Taylor, 2001