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What are your top five Lincoln books?
07-31-2012, 02:28 PM
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RE: What are your top five Lincoln books?
Rob & Joe: thanks for your input on the Burlingame biography of A.L.- much appreciated. Joe, I did notice comments left on Amazon about the binding issue.

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07-31-2012, 02:49 PM
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RE: What are your top five Lincoln books?
You know Joe, I understand and agree with you that the binding left something to be desired. Such a big book deserved a better binding. Mine seems to be OK now, but I've not started reading it either. Hope it holds up.

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08-04-2012, 02:32 PM (This post was last modified: 08-04-2012 05:47 PM by LincolnMan.)
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RE: What are your top five Lincoln books?
I was web surfing and came across something from 2008 pertaining to this thread. The Jack Miller Center had asked Allen Guelzo for his top five Lincoln books as the Lincoln Bicentennial was approaching. See what you think of his picks: 1) Abraham Lincoln by Benjamin P. Thomas; 2) The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln by Michael Burlingame; 3) Honest Calling: The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln by Mark E. Steiner; 4) The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln by Kenneth J. Winkle; and 5) Crisis of the House Divided: An -interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates by Henry V. Jaffa.

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08-16-2012, 06:43 PM
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RE: What are your top five Lincoln books?
Many of us have cited the Lincoln book by Benjamin P. Thomas of one of our top five. Apparently, Carl Sandburg was a fan of the author as well. On the dedication page of Sandburg's one volume edition of Abraham Lincoln, Thomas is listed with several others. Here's what Sandburg said: To Benjamin P. Thomas, a ballplayer and farmer who is a man of learning and integrity, possessed by Lincoln's dream of "man's vast future," a citizen with a deep and keen anxiety about the American Dream-

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