Fresh Insights on History

NPR’s Morning Edition kicks off a new series that takes a “fresh look at American political history,” with recommendations from  historians of the best books about Abraham Lincoln (listen here).

Eric Foner author of The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, (Norton), recommends:

Lincoln
David Herbert Donald
Retail Price: $20.00
Paperback: 720 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster – (1996-11-05)
ISBN / EAN: 068482535X / 9780684825359

Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, (S&S) recommends:

Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford History of the United States)
James M. McPherson
Retail Price: $19.95
Paperback: 952 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA – (2003-12-11)
ISBN / EAN: 019516895X / 9780195168952

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