Visitor's Top 10 Book Selections at President Lincoln's Cottage

By President Lincoln’s Cottage Staff

As we noted in our first President Lincoln’s Cottage Book List, so many new books have come out the Lincoln bicentennial year.  We keep on top of the latest for staff reference and to select items for the Museum Store, but visitors are as interested in the new as they are in the classics.  In this third installment of the Book List, we look at our visitor’s top 10 picks for books, determined by the top 10 sellers since opening the site, omitting children’s books.  (For children’s books, look for the fourth installment of the Book List coming soon).

Please note that the publication date is for the edition ranked as a top seller at President Lincoln’s Cottage and may be different from the date of original publication.

1. Lincoln’s Sanctuary, Matthew Pinsker (Oxford University Press, 2005)
2. Abraham Lincoln Wisdom and Wit, Louise Bachelder (Peter Pauper Press, 1998)
3. Abraham Lincoln: Great Speeches, Roy P. Basler, ed. (Dover Publications, 1991)
4. Quotations of Abraham Lincoln, U-Inspire Inc., (Applewood Books, 2004)
5. Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington, Daniel Mark Epstein (Random House, 2005)
6. Behind the Scenes: or Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House, Elizabeth Keckley (University of Illinois Press, 2001)
7. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster, 2006)
8. Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly, Jennifer Fleischner (Broadway, 2004)
9. Lincoln, David Herbert Donald, (Simon & Schuster, 1996)
10. Mrs. Lincoln: A Life, Catherine Clinton (Harper, 2009)

View these past President Lincoln’s Cottage Book Lists:

Check back soon for these President Lincoln’s Cottage Book Lists:

  • Children’s Lincoln Reading List
  • Lincoln’s Own Summer Reading List
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