Lincoln: Fact and Fiction

Team of RivalsThe new movie about Abraham Lincoln has everyone talking about our 16th president! You can read more about his life in Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin (this book was the basis for the movie). Or try Manhunt by James L. Swanson, which follows the twelve-day chase for Lincoln’s killer.

If fiction is more your style, The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen L. Carter is an alternate history where Lincoln escapes assassination by John Wilkes Booth only to face impeachment. In The Lincoln Conspiracy by Timothy L. O’Brien, Detective Temple McFadden discovers diaries belonging to Mary Todd Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth that reveal a conspiracy behind Lincoln’s assassination. And for something really different, try Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith which features Lincoln’s valiant fight against the forces of the undead (also available on DVD).

What is your favorite book about Lincoln?


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Rachel is a librarian at KDL’s Kentwood (Richard L. Root) branch. She enjoys reading nonfiction and mysteries.

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