Here is a list of the best Lincoln books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
- Lincoln (1996)
- Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel (2018)
- A Lincoln Treasure Trove (2019)
- Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (2006)
- A. Lincoln: A Biography (2010)
- Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times (1993)
- Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books (2006)
- Lincoln’s Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness (2006)
- Lincoln: A Photobiography (Houghton Mifflin social studies) (1989)
- Lincoln: A Novel (The American Chronicle Series) (2000)
- Greetings from the Lincoln Highway: A Road Trip Celebration of America’s First Coast-to-Coast Highway (2019)
- Death Match (2012)
- Looking at Lincoln (2017)
- The Lincoln Lawyer (A Lincoln Lawyer Novel) (2016)
A masterful work by Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Herbert Donald, Lincoln is a stunning portrait of Abraham 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.
Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel (2018)
first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle.
A Lincoln Treasure Trove (2019)
A few of the lesser-known facts found in A Lincoln Treasure Trove “According to Cicero, ‘In history nothing is sweeter than pure and clear brevity.’ A Lincoln Treasure Trove uses clarity and brevity to present an amazing accumulation of facts and stories, much of which we never knew.” “The biggest problem with reading A Lincoln Treasure Trove
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (2006)
Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln’s political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president.On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago.
A. Lincoln: A Biography (2010)
Everyone wants to define the man who signed his name “A. Lincoln.” In his lifetime and ever since, friend and foe have taken it upon themselves to characterize Lincoln according to their own label or libel. In this magnificent book, Ronald C. White, Jr., offers a fresh and compelling definition of Lincoln as a man of integrity–what today’s commentators would call “authenticity”–whose moral compass holds the key to understanding his life.
Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times (1993)
You think you have it rough?Only ten days before Abraham Lincoln took the oath of office in 1861, the Confederate States of America seceded from the Union, taking all Federal agencies, forts, and arenas within their territory.
Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books (2006)
In a tiny log cabin a boy listened with delight to the storytelling of his ma and pa. He traced letters in sand, snow, and dust. He borrowed books and walked miles to bring them back. When he grew up, he became the sixteenth president of the United States. His name was Abraham Lincoln. He loved books. They changed his life. He changed the world.
Lincoln’s Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness (2006)
Giving shape to the deep depression that pervaded Lincoln’s adult life, Joshua Wolf Shenk’s Lincoln’s Melancholy reveals how this illness influenced both the president’s character and his leadership. Lincoln forged a hard path toward mental health from the time he was a young man. Shenk draws from historical record, interviews with Lincoln scholars, and contemporary research on depression to understand the nature of his unhappiness.
Lincoln: A Photobiography (Houghton Mifflin social studies) (1989)
Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height. This Newbery Medal-winning biography of our Civil War president is warm, appealing, and illustrated with dozens of carefully chosen photographs and prints.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.
Lincoln: A Novel (The American Chronicle Series) (2000)
Gore Vidal’s Narratives of Empire series spans the history of the United States from the Revolution to the post-World War II years.
Greetings from the Lincoln Highway: A Road Trip Celebration of America’s First Coast-to-Coast Highway (2019)
The Lincoln Highway was the first continuous road to connect the coasts, allowing newly motorized Americans to cross the country by car. This book allows readers to travel across 100 years of the highway, from New York City to San Francisco, with stops at historic landmarks, bridges, taverns, movie palaces, diners, gas stations, ice cream stands, tourist cabins, and roadside attractions.
Death Match (2012)
Lewis and Lindsay Thorpe were the perfect couple: young, attractive, and ideally matched. But the veil of perfection can mask many blemishes.
Looking at Lincoln (2017)
Who was Lincoln really? This little girl wants to find out. She discovers, among other things, that our sixteenth president was a man who believed in freedom for all, had a dog named Fido, loved Mozart, apples, and his wife’s vanilla cake, and kept his notes in his hat. From his boyhood in a log cabin to his famous presidency and untimely death, Maira Kalman shares Lincoln’s remarkable life with young readers in a fresh and exciting way.
The Lincoln Lawyer (A Lincoln Lawyer Novel) (2016)
Mickey Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Bikers, con artists, drunk drivers, drug dealers — they’re all on Mickey Haller’s client list. For him, the law is rarely about guilt or innocence, it’s about negotiation and manipulation.
Best Lincoln Books Everyone Should Read
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Go to School, You're a Little Black Boy: The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander: A Memoir
Author(s): by Lincoln Alexander (Author), Herb Shoveller (Collaborator)
ID: 1308747, Publisher: Dundurn, Year: March 26 2012, Size: 30 Mb, Format: pdf
Lincoln’s Spies: Their Secret War to Save a Nation
Author(s): Douglas Waller
ID: 2395260, Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Year: 6 Aug 2019, Size: 71 Mb, Format: epub
President Lincoln: The Duty of a Statesman
Author(s): William Lee Miller
ID: 2391516, Publisher: Knopf, Year: 5 Feb 2008, Size: 531 Kb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really record-breakers according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.