Category Archives: Lincoln

The much-anticipated film Lincoln, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Daniel Day-Lewis, recently opened in theaters nationwide.  Here in the Land of Lincoln, we’ve always had a strong history of publishing works on our 16th president, and here a few … Continue reading

What?! Matthew McConaughey to star in film adaptation of our book Lincoln the Lawyer?? Oops, no. Shelf Awareness reports that Tommy Lee Jones is slated to direct McConaughey in a film version of Michael Connelly’s The Lincoln Lawyer. All is back to normal … Continue reading

Question (Mom): Who can you be texting over 1,000 times a day? Answer (Daughter): IDN, MBF Jill? (I don’t know, my best friend Jill?) Most of us have seen this cute commercial, but have you ever thought that this little … Continue reading

Has Lincoln always been cool?  A new museum in Springfield, Illinois. Obama’s hand on the 16th president’s bible. Shelves full of new biographies. It’s hard for me to tell because I’ve lived in the Land of Lincoln all of my life and … Continue reading

Peter Monaghan’s Lincoln “Field Report” in The Chronicle Review includes multiple references to University of Illinois Press titles, plus a quote from Rodney O. Davis, co-editor of The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The Lincoln Studies Center Edition.

The New Yorker blog The Book Bench recommends Brian Dirck’s Lincoln the Lawyer.

Douglas Wilson, co-author of the new book The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The Lincoln Studies Center Edition, will appear on WGN Radio’s Extension 720 on November 7 at 9:00 PM to discuss the life of Lincoln.

The October 23, 2008, issue of The New York Review of Books includes a dual review of Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America by Allen Guelzo and The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The Lincoln Studies Center Edition, edited by Rodney O. Davis … Continue reading

This year is the 150th anniversary of the Lincoln-Douglas debates and 2009 is the bicentennial year of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. We’re readying a Lincoln cover for our Spring 2009 catalog and following news of today’s anniversary of the Lincoln-Douglas debate that took place … Continue reading

Brian Dirck’s Lincoln the Lawyer was recently awarded the Barondess/Lincoln Award of The Civil War Round Table of New York.  The book, which focuses on Lincoln’s legal career prior to his presidency, has been praised by The New Yorker, Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly, and is … Continue reading