Lincoln in the Library

Abraham Lincoln may not have been lucky enough to grow up near a public library, but he's right at home with us now. We've got your President Lincoln books right here--ready for school reports or inspirational reading.

Abraham Lincoln

By Jan Johns (Actor)

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Beginning in 1861, the Civil War divided the country, pitting 'brother against brother' in a conflict that threatened to permanently destroy the union. If not for the dedication and firm resolve of Abraham Lincoln during this difficult time, the Ulnited States may have ceased to exist.
Closed captioned
Run time: 23 minutes
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Abraham Lincoln

By Living History Productions

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A century ago, only one man stood in the way of the disintegration of the United States: Abraham Lincoln. This is the story of the first Republican president and how he helped preserve our country during the Civil War.
Movie
Running time: approximately 30 minutes
Animated

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Where Lincoln Walked

By Raymond Bial

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Beautiful photos show the people, places, and things that were important to Abraham Lincoln. Includes a short biography.

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True Stories About Abraham Lincoln

By Ruth Belov Gross

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These short stories about the sixteenth president make good classroom read-alouds.

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The President is Shot! The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

By Harold Holzer

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The brutal murder of Abraham Lincoln shocked America and changed our history forever. Why Booth killed Lincoln and how the assassination transformed Lincoln from man to myth is explored

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The Gettysburg Address

By Kenneth G. Richards

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Follows the events which led to the Battle of Gettysburg in 1864 and describes the dedication of the Cemetery to the fallen soldiers by Lincoln in his famous speech. Includes a copy of the Gettysburg Address.

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The Emancipation Proclamation

By Ann Heinrichs

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This book explores Lincoln's historic proclamation that freed the slaves: what came before it and what happened after it.

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Lincoln: A Photobiography

By Russell Freedman

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A Newbery Award-winning book that traces the life of the Civil War President in photographs and text.

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Lincoln and Slavery

By Peter Burchard

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Traces the development of Lincoln's feelings towards slavery over time and how he responded in the political arena.
For older students.

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Commander in Chief Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War

By Albert Marrin

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A well-researched and well-written book about the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Includes lots of explanations of the differences between today's world and that of Civil War America.

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