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Books about Lincoln's Personal Life

  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation. Under Lincoln's Hat: 100 Objects that Tell the Story of his Life and Legacy. Lyons Press, 2016.

  • Algeo, Matthew. Abe & Fido: Lincoln's Love of Animals and the Touching Story of His Favorite Canine Companion. Chicago Review Press, 2015.

  • Anderegg, Michael. Lincoln and Shakespeare. University Press of Kansas, 2015.

  • Bray, Robert. Reading with Lincoln. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2010.

  • Burkhimer, Michael. Lincoln's Christianity. Westholme Publishing, 2007.

  • Burlingame, Michael. The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994

  • Carson, Thomas L. Lincoln's Ethics. Cambridge University Press, 2015.

  • Carwardine, Richard. Lincoln's Sense of Humor. Southern Illinois University Press, 2017.

  • Dirck, Brian R. The Black Heavens: Abraham Lincoln and Death. Southern Illinois Press, 2019.

  • Fornieri, Joseph R. Abraham Lincoln's Political Faith. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2003.

  • Freiling, Thomas (ed.). Abraham Lincoln's Daily Treasure: Moments of Faith with America's Favorite President. Fleming H. Revell, 2002.

  • Guelzo, Allen C. Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Ideas. Southern Illinois University Press, 2009.

  • Guelzo, Allen C. Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1999.

  • Hirsch, David and Van Haften, Dan. Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason. Savas Beatie, 2010.

  • Jones, Edgar DeWitt. Lincoln and the Preachers. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1948.

  • Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association, Vol. 18, No. 1, Winter 1997. Comprised of papers about Lincoln's religious thought delivered by Mark Noll, Richard Carwardine and Allen Guelzo. Available at $14 a copy from: Journals Department, University of Illinois Press, 1325 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820-6903.

  • Lehrman, Lewis E. Lincoln "by littles". The Lehrman Institute, 2013.

  • Leidner, Gordon. Lincoln on God and Country. White Mane Publishing, 2000.

  • Morel, Lucas E. Lincoln's Sacred Effort: Defining Religion's Role in American Self-Government. Lexington Books, 2000.

  • Nicolay, Helen. Personal Traits of Abraham Lincoln. Stackpole Books, 2006.

  • Noll, Mark. America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln. Oxford University Press, 2002.

  • Schroeder-Lein, Glenna R. Lincoln and Medicine. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press 2012.

  • Shenk, Joshua Wolf. Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness. Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

  • Strozier, Charles B. Lincoln's Quest For Union: Public and Private Meanings. New York: Basic Books, 1982.

  • Tackach, James. Lincoln and the Natural Environment. Southern Illinois University Press, 2018.

  • Temple, Wayne C. Abraham Lincoln: From Skeptic to Prophet. Mahomet, Illinois: Mayhaven Publishing, 1995.

  • Trueblood, Elton. Abraham Lincoln: Theologian of American Anguish. New York: Harper and Row, 1973.

  • Winger, Stewart. Lincoln, Religion, and Romantic Cultural Politics. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2002.

  • Wolf, William J. The Almost Chosen People. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co., 1959.

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