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Books about and by Lincoln's Friends and Associates

  • Beale, Howard K., ed. Diary of Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy under Lincoln and Johnson, 3 vols. New York: W.W. Norton, 1960.

  • Bray, Robert. Peter Cartwright, Legendary Frontier Preacher. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2005.

  • Burlingame, Michael, editor. Abraham Lincoln: The Observations of John G. Nicolay and John Hay. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University, 2007.

  • Burlingame, Michael, editor. Lincoln's Journalist: John Hay's Anonymous Writings for the Press, 1860-1864. Carbondale and Edwardsville, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, 1998.

  • Burlingame, Michael. Sixteenth President-in-Waiting: Abraham Lincoln and the Springfield Dispatches of Henry Villard, 1860-1861. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2018.

  • Chase, Salmon P.; David Donald, editor. Inside Lincoln's Cabinet: The Civil War Diaries of Salmon P. Chase. New York, London, Toronto: Longman, Green and Co., 1954.

  • Coleman, Charles H. and Coleman, Mary. Thomas Lincoln: Father of the Sixteenth President. iUniverse, 2015.

  • Donald, David Herbert. Lincoln's Herndon. DaCapo, 1989.

  • Donald, David Herbert. Charles Sumner. Da Capo Press, 1996.

  • Donald, David Herbert. We are Lincoln Men: Abraham Lincoln and His Friends. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003.

  • Eckley, Robert S. Lincoln's Forgotten Friend Leonard Swett. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2012.

  • Epstein, Daniel M. Lincoln's Men: The President and His Private Secretaries. Collins, 2009.

  • Fehrenbacher, Don E. and Virginia Fehrenbacher. Recollected Words of Abraham Lincoln. Stanford University Press, 1996.

  • Fladseth, LeRoy, Smith Stimmel. Personal Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln. Morris Publications.

  • Gilmore, James R. Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Stackpole Books, 2007. (reprint edition)

  • Goodwin, Doris Kearns. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. Simon & Schuster, 2005.

  • Hertz, Emanuel. The Hidden Lincoln: From the Letters and Papers of William H. Herndon. New York: The Viking Press, 1938.

  • Keckley, Elizabeth. Behind the Scenes: Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House. New York: Ayer Publishing Co., 1968.

  • Kelly, James E. Tell Me of Lincoln: Memories of Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and Life in Old New York. Belle Grove Publishing, 2009.

  • Kincaid, Robert L. Joshua Fry Speed: Lincoln's Most Intimate Friend. Harrogate, Tenn., 1943.

  • King, Willard. Lincoln's Manager, David Davis. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1960.

  • Krisher, Trudy. Fanny Seward: A Life. Syracuse University Press, 2015.

  • Markle, Donald E. The Telegraph Goes to War: The Personal Diary of David Homer Bates. Edmonston Publishing, 2003.

  • Morgans, James Patrick. Grenville Mellen Dodge in the Civil War. McFarland & Co., 2016.

  • Muller, Gilbert H. Abraham Lincoln and William Cullen Bryant: Their Civil War. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

  • Nicolay, Helen. Lincoln's Secretary: A Biography of John G. Nicolay. New York: Longmans, Green, 1949.

  • Nicolay, John G.; Michael Burlingame, editor. An Oral History of Abraham Lincoln: John G. Nicolay's Interviews and Essays. Carbondale and Edwardsville, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, 1996.

  • Nicolay, Helen. Personal Traits of Abraham Lincoln. New York: The Century Co., 1912.

  • Niven, John. Salmon P. Chase: A Biography. Oxford University Press, 1995.

  • Niven, John. Gideon Welles: Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1973.

  • Oakes, James. The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln and the Triumph of Antislavery. W.W. Norton, 2007.

  • Plummer, Mark A. Lincoln's Railsplitter: Governor Richard J. Oglesby. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2001.

  • Radford, Victoria, editor. Meeting Mr. Lincoln: Firsthand Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by People, Great and Small, Who Met the President. Ivan R. Dee, Inc., 1998.

  • Rankin, Henry B. Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1916.

  • Scroggins, Mark. Hannibal: The Life of Abraham Lincoln's First Vice President. University Press of America, 1994.

  • Stahr, Walter. Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man. Simon & Schuster, 2012.

  • Stauffer, John. Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Twelve Publishing, November 2008.

  • Stoddard, William O.; Michael Burlingame, editor. Inside the White House in War Times: Memoirs and Reports of Lincoln's Secretary. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000.

  • Strozier, Charles B. Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln: The Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed. Columbia University Press, 2016.

  • Symonds, Craig L. Lincoln and His Admirals. Oxford University Press, 2008.

  • Taliaferro, John. All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt. Simon & Schuster, 2013.

  • Temple, Wayne. Lincoln's Confidant: The Life of Noah Brooks. University of Illinois Press, 2019.

  • Thomas, Benjamin P. and Hyman, Harold M. Stanton: The Life and Times of Lincoln's Secretary of War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1962.

  • Walsh, John E. The Shadows Rise: Abraham Lincoln and the Ann Rutledge Legend. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993.

  • Welles, Gideon. Gienapp, William and Gienapp, Erica, Editors. The Civil War Diary of Gideon Welles, Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy: The Original Manuscript Edition. University of Illinois Press, 2014.

  • Welles, Gideon. Spencer, J. Ronald, editor. A Connecticut Yankee in Lincoln's Cabinet: Navy Secretary Gideon Welles Chronicles the Civil War. Acorn, 2014.

  • Whitney, Henry C. Life on the Circuit with Lincoln. Lawbook Exchange, 2001 reissue.

  • Wilson, Douglas L. and Davis, Rodney O. Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements about Abraham Lincoln. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998.

  • Wilson, Douglas A. and Davis, Rodney O. Herndon on Lincoln: Letters. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2016.

  • Wilson, Rufus Rockwell, ed. Intimate Memories of Lincoln. Elmira, N.Y.: Primavera Press, 1945.

  • Wilson, Rufus Rockwell. Lincoln Among His Friends. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1942.

  • Zeitz, Joshua. Lincoln's Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay and the War for Lincoln's Image. Viking, 2014.

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