We all have read about the great leader Abraham Lincoln in our textbooks at some point in time. He was the 16th president of the United States of America. For the citizens of the USA, he is among the heroes of history who preserved the Union during the American Civil War and brought about the emancipation of the slaves.
He still holds a special place in his fellow countrymen and people of other lands as well. Here we have compiled a list of 5 famous books about Lincoln’s journey of life.
Lincoln in the Bardo
The 2017 Man Booker prize-winning novel written by George Saunders is an amazing masterpiece of fiction based on Lincoln life. The story is set in February 1862 where the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. The story talks about the life of Lincoln before and after he lost his son.
The book is a remarkable work of fiction which will make you live the moment of Lincoln’s life from the magical words.
Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Herbert Donald, the book is the work about Lincoln’s life and presidency. The writer goes beyond the biography and describes beautifully the gradual development of Lincoln’s character. The book focuses on the qualities of Lincoln like how he led the country out of slavery and preserved a shattered Union in the worst times.
Lincoln: A Novel by Gore Vidal
The author narrates a panorama of the American political and imperial experience as interpreted by one of its most worldly, knowing, and ironic observers. The story is set during the American Civil War, the book allows the readers to know and feel the tradies of Lincoln life as well like the loss of his dearest son, and the harangues of a wife seen as a traitor for her Southern connections.
Abraham Lincoln: The Observations of John G. Nicolay and John Hay
The book is based on the observations of Lincoln’s two main White House secretaries, John G Nicolay and John Hay. They have witnessed the daily events which had occurred in Lincoln’s life during the presidency.
The book is edited by Michael Burlingame who included the events as Election Day in 1860, the crisis at Fort Sumter, the first major battle of the war at Bull Run, and Lincoln’s relationship with Edwin Stanton and George McClellan in the book.
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
The book is written by Doris Kearns Goodwin and has won the Lincoln Prize. The book narrates the political scenario of Lincoln’s life. May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago where Lincoln has won the elections which left his opponents in anger.
If you are really interested in knowing about the life of a legendary leader and a great man then you must add these books to your wishlist.