E-books

Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln

by Jason Emerson
available on Kindle

  • Named 2012 Book of the Year by the Illinois State Historical Society
  • Named an alternate selection by the History Book of the Month Club, the Military History Book of the Month Club, and BOMC2 (online).

The Madness of Mary Lincoln

by Jason Emerson
available on Kindle

  • Named 2007 Book of the Year by the Illinois State Historical Society

Abraham Lincoln’s Son for President

by Jason Emerson
available on Kindle

  • Reprint of an article from American History magazine detailing the five attempts by the Republican Party to get Robert Lincoln to run for president of the United States, and Robert’s lifelong aversion to the idea.

The Assassination Letters

by Jason Emerson
available on Kindle

  • In June 2005, two small envelopes were found in a closet in a Vermont historical site. One of the envelopes was official Treasury Department stationary and inscribed: “valuable letter account of the trial after the assassination of Lincoln.” Inside were three letters dated April 18, May 20, and June 15, 1865, containing eyewitness accounts of life in Washington, D.C., after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Here’s the story of those letters, of the man who wrote them, and of the confusion, despair, and anger that shook the nation’s capital in the wake of Lincoln’s death. (Reprint of an article originally published in American History magazine)