Gettysburg Address

Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg address 150 years ago today.  Commemorate the event by visiting the library's Gettysburg Address display in the lobby display case  and take some materials on Lincoln home with you.

Lincoln's Gettysburg address : a pictorial interpretation / painted by James Daugherty

Lincoln's Gettysburg address : a pictorial interpretation / painted by James Daugherty

J 973.7349 Lin

This pictorial interpretation of the sixteenth president's famous speech introduces a new generation of readers to its enduring legacy while placing the speech against the backdrop of a crucial period in Lincoln's presidency. 

Lincoln [DVD videorecording]

Lincoln [DVD videorecording]

Film Drama Lincoln

Follows Abraham Lincoln during the last months of the American Civil War and his fight to pass the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery.

 

The Lincoln deception / David O. Stewart

The Lincoln deception / David O. Stewart

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While attending the dying prosecutor of those involved in the plot to assassinate President Lincoln, a physician discovers there may be hidden facts regarding the crime, spurring his investigation to unravel the truth.

Mrs. Lincoln : a life / Catherine Clinton

Mrs. Lincoln : a life / Catherine Clinton

Bio Lin

A profile of Mary Todd Lincoln evaluates how her life reflected nineteenth-century America, discussing her aristocratic family, her experiences as a southerner married to a northern politician, and her struggles with the deaths of her husband and children.

 

Lincoln tells a joke : how laughter saved the president (and the country) / Kathleen Krull & Paul Brewer

Lincoln tells a joke : how laughter saved the president (and the country) / Kathleen Krull & Paul Brewer

J Bio Lincoln, A.

A biography of one of America's greatest presidents, focusing on his use of wit and humor, and his love of language.

 

A. Lincoln : a biography / Ronald C. White, Jr.

A. Lincoln : a biography / Ronald C. White, Jr.

Bio Lincoln

A biography of America's sixteenth president portrays Lincoln as a man of integrity whose moral compass holds the key to understanding his life, examining his speeches, his ideas on slavery, his religious odyssey, and his role as Commander-in-Chief.

The conspirator [DVD-videorecording]

The conspirator [DVD-videorecording]

Film Drama Conspirator

Depicts events in Washington after Abraham Lincoln's assassination as seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, the Vice-President, and the Secretary of State.

Assassin / Anna Myers

Assassin / Anna Myers

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In alternating passages, a young White House seamstress named Bella and the actor John Wilkes Booth describe the events that lead to the latter's assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Tried by war [CD-sound recording] : Abraham Lincoln as commander in chief / James M. McPherson

Tried by war [CD-sound recording] : Abraham Lincoln as commander in chief / James M. McPherson

CD Audio Books 973.7092 Mcp 

Evaluates Lincoln's talents as a commander in chief in spite of limited military experience, tracing the ways in which he worked with, or against, his senior commanders to defeat the Confederacy and reshape the presidential role.

 

Stealing Lincoln's body [DVD-videorecording]

Stealing Lincoln's body [DVD-videorecording]

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A gang of Chicago counterfeiters attempt to steal the tomb containing the body of Abraham Lincoln.

nbm; summaries from publisher materials

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