Exploring Lincoln

9780823265626: Hardback
Release Date: 2nd March 2015

9780823265633: Paperback
Release Date: 2nd March 2015

9780823265640: EPUB
Release Date: 2nd March 2015

9780823265657: PDF
Release Date: 2nd March 2015

Dimensions: 152.4 x 228.6

Number of Pages: 304

Series The North's Civil War

Fordham University Press

Exploring Lincoln

Great Historians Reappraise Our Greatest President

Hardback / £82.00
Paperback / £19.99
EPUB / £22.00
PDF / £22.00

Ubiquitous and enigmatic, the historical Lincoln, the literary Lincoln, even the cinematic Lincoln have all proved both fascinating and irresistible. Though some 16,000 books have been written about him, there is always more to say, new aspects of his life to consider, new facets of his persona to explore. Enlightening and entertaining, Exploring Lincoln offers a selection of sixteen papers presented at the Lincoln Forum symposia over the past three years.

Shining new light on particular aspects of Lincoln and his tragically abbreviated presidency, Exploring Lincoln presents a compelling snapshot of current Lincoln scholarship and a fascinating window into understanding America’s greatest president.

Harold Holzer is Roger Hertog Fellow at the New-York Historical Society and one of the nation’s leading authorities on Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. He is chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation and has written, co-written, or edited forty-seven books, most recently Lincoln and the Power of the Press.

Craig L. Symonds is Professor Emeritus at the U.S. Naval Academy and the author of many books on Civil War and naval history. He won the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Prize in 2005, The Lincoln Prize (with James M. McPherson) in 2009, and the Dudley Knox Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Naval History in 2014.
Frank J. Williams, a renowned Lincoln scholar, is the former Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and founding chairman of The Lincoln Forum. He also serves as President of The Ulysses S. Grant Association. He is the author or editor of fourteen books, including Lincoln as Hero.

The rich variety of insights and information on Lincoln and the Civil War served up in this book makes it truly a moveable feast. Some traditional interpretations are confirmed; others are challenged and new perspectives set forth; and all are of unfailing interest. This is a volume to be kept handy on your shelf and consulted again and again.

—James McPherson
Princeton University

This collection of essays about Lincoln and the Civil War was compiled by the aforementioned Holzer, and the historians Craig LO. Symonds and Frank J. Williams. There are some absolute gems here.

—Dayton Daily News

“Drawing together sixteen essays from the Lincoln Forum’s recurring Gettysburg conference on the Civil War, this well-rounded volume offers the reader a glimpse of recent and emerging scholarly discussions in the crowded field of Lincoln studies.”

—Journal of Southern History

This is a veritable feast for Lincoln devotees as astute historians probe Lincoln through many perspectives, with perhaps the most thrilling account being the sensational discovery of a cache of Mary Todd Lincoln’s letters. A must-read for those who want a better understanding of the sixteenth president.

—Anthony S. Pitch
author, “They Have Killed Papa Dead!” The Road to Ford’s Theatre, Abraham Lincoln’s Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance

“The work offers much food for thought—not only to those fascinated by Lincoln himself but to those interested in many other aspects of the 1860s as well. Strongly recommended.”

—Blue & Gray Magazine