No American president has had more books written about him than our 16th President Abraham Lincoln. Here are a few curated selections for introducing a young child to Honest Abe and for adults readers who may be new to Father Abraham or what something unique.
Frank Keating and Mike Wimmer$17.98
This picture book covers Lincoln's early life with the narrative in Lincoln's voice. Author Frank Keating is former Governor of Oklahoma
John O'Brien and Alan Schroeder$17.95
This alphabet book covers key aspects of Lincoln's life sprinkled with pithy quotations from him.
Robert Burleigh and Sterling Hundley$19.98 $18.38
The poet Walt Whitman immortalized Lincoln in his poetry and this book captures their relationship.
Wendell Minor and Robert Burleigh$7.99
This picture book captures the seminal event of Lincoln's funeral train as witnessed by a young boy and his father. Includes section of factual information on the funeral train. Adults may prefer Lincoln's Funeral Train by Robert M. Reed, 9780764345944
A biography of Lincoln's life by a noted British jurist offers a unique perspective.
Benjamin P Thomas and Michael Burlingame$24.95
An early, but still one of the best, biographies of Lincoln.
David Fisher and Dan Abrams$26.99 $24.29
Book captures Lincoln, as a presidential hopeful, in his last great case. Here in vivid detail is the man who would be one of our greatest presidents. Also available in paperback, 9781335461605.
The author, a noted Lincoln scholar, covers the period between Lincoln's election and his inauguration. Fascinating details, but the real charm is his depiction of Lincoln's last days in Springfield.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, Illinois (just 20 miles from The Sly Fox) offers a huge amount of material and presents special display and events. When you come to visit the museum, plan a short trip to The Sly Fox.