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NEW Regional Titles from SIU Press Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Carbondale, IL Permit No. 15


In Their Letters, in Their Words:

Illinois Civil War Soldiers Write Home Edited by Mark Flotow Paper: 978-0-8093-3763-7 $26.50, 304 pages, 12 illus.

“Mark Flotow has assembled a brilliant collection of letter material, full of surprising, fascinating, and enlightening details that bring us closer to the men who took part in the war so long ago.” —John Zimm, editor of This Wicked Rebellion: Wisconsin Civil War Soldiers Write Home

Southern Illinois University at 150 Years Growth, Accomplishments, and Challenges

NEW from the Concise Lincoln Library

Cloth: 978-0-8093-3700-2 $24.95, 176 pages New in Paperback!

Lincoln in the Illinois Legislature

Lincoln and the Natural Environment

Ron J. Keller

James Tackach

“Without hesitation, and with over forty-six years in the Lincoln world, I would suggest that Keller’s book is truly essential to the understanding of Lincoln’s well-documented growth in the 1850s.”—Daniel R. Weinberg, president, Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc.

“Impressively informative and exceptionally well organized and presented, Lincoln and the Natural Environment is a unique biographical study and essential addition to community and academic library Abraham Lincoln collections.”—James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review

Cloth: 978-0-8093-3698-2 $24.95, 160 pages, 8 illus.

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Edited by John S. Jackson, with a Foreword by Carlo Montemagno and Contributions by Steve Buhman and Vanessa A. Sneed Cloth: 978-0-8093-3704-0 $40, 384 pages, 306 illus.

“While earlier books on our history have focused on our first one hundred years, this book focuses especially on the most recent fifty years, from 1969 to 2019. These five decades have been significant not only for higher education but also for Illinois government and politics.”—Carlo Montemagno, former chancellor, Southern Illinois University Carbondale


The Lost Capital of Illinois David MacDonald and Raine Waters Paper: 978-0-8093-3731-6 $26.50, 226 pages, 99 illus. Shawnee Books

“This book draws together a visual and descriptive history of Kaskaskia, its homes, and the lives of its people—from mansions to cabins, from prominent statesmen to former slaves. Lost Kaskaskia lives again in photographs and text in this thoroughly researched study.”—Margaret Kimball Brown, author of History as They Lived It: A Social History of Prairie du Rocher, Illinois

Germans in Illinois Miranda E. Wilkerson and Heather Richmond Paper: 978-0-8093-3721-7 $24.50, 234 pages, 34 illus.

“Germans in Illinois is an impressive work of original and meticulous scholarship throughout.”—James A Cox, Midwest Book Review “Germans in Illinois will change how you think about immigrants and immigration in the Midwest.”—Joseph Salmons, author of A History of German: What the Past Reveals about Today’s Language See more books in the Concise Lincoln Library at Phone orders and inquiries: 800-621-2736 • Online orders: Also available at major retail, independent, and online bookstores.

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The Black Heavens: Abraham Lincoln and Death Brian R. Dirck Cloth: 978-0-8093-3702-6 $29.50, 240 pages, 13 illus.

Mary Lincoln for the Ages Jason Emerson Paper: 978-0-8093-3675-3 $29.50, 224 pages, 15 illus.

The Long Shadow of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Jared Peatman Paper: 978-0-8093-3778-1 $24.50, 264 pages, 16 illus.

Abraham Lincoln’s Statesmanship and the Limits of Liberal Democracy Jon D. Schaff Cloth: 978-0-8093-3737-8 $34.50, 280 pages

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Our Politics: Reflections on Political Life Douglas Kane. Foreword by Mike Lawrence Paper: 978-0-8093-3709-5 $26.50, 254 pages

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Gettysburg: The Living and the Dead Kent Gramm, with Photographs by Chris Heisey Cloth: 978-0-8093-3733-0 $29.95, 240 pages, 92 illus.

The Vicksburg Assaults, May 19–22, 1863 Edited by Steven E. Woodworth and Charles D. Grear Cloth: 978-0-8093-3719-4 $29.50, 136 pages, 11 illus. Civil War Campaigns in the West

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Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth Judicial Circuit Guy C. Fraker Paper: 978-0-8093-3616-6 $21.95, 152 pages, 97 illus.

Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: Historic Houses of Lincoln’s Illinois Erika Holst Paper: 978-0-8093-3696-8 $21.95, 136 pages, 115 illus.

Sixteenth President-in-Waiting: Abraham Lincoln and the Springfield Dispatches of Henry Villard, 1860–1861 Edited by Michael Burlingame Cloth: 978-0-8093-3643-2 $45.50, 424 pages

Abraham Lincoln and Robert Burns: Connected Lives and Legends Ferenc Morton Szasz Paper: 978-0-8093-3765-1 $20, 268 pages, 12 illus.

Fluorspar Mining: Photos from Illinois and Kentucky, 1905-1995 Herbert K. Russell Paper: 978-0-8093-3668-5 $19.50, 102 pages, 86 illus. Shawnee Books

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The Spirits of Bad Men Made Perfect: The Life and Diary of Confederate Artillerist William Ellis Jones Constance Hall Jones Paper: 978-0-8093-3761-3 $26.50, 256 pages, 31 illus.

Entertaining History: The Civil War in Literature, Film, and Song Edited by Chris Mackowski Paper: 978-0-8093-3757-6 $24.50, 256 pages, 27 illus.

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Southern Illinois Salukis Football Dan Verdun. Foreword by Jerry Kill Cloth: 978-0-8093-3619-7 $39.95, 240 pages, 76 illus.

German Americans on the Middle Border: From Antislavery to Reconciliation, 1830–1877 Zachary Stuart Garrison Paper: 978-0-8093-3755-2 $30, 240 pages

A Bicentennial Commemorative of the Prairie State: Readings from the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society Edited by David W. Scott. Foreword by Leah Joy Axelrod Cloth: 978-0-8093-3688-3 $29.50, 440 pages, 18 illus.

Corn Kings and One-Horse Thieves: A Plain-Spoken History of Mid-Illinois James Krohe Jr. Paper: 978-0-8093-3602-9 $29.50, 360 pages, 57 illus.


The Ordeal of the Jungle: Race and the Chicago Federation of Labor, 1903–1922 David Bates Paper: 978-0-8093-3774-6 $29.50, 268 pages, 9 illus.

The New Chicago Way: Lessons from Other Big Cities Ed Bachrach and Austin Berg Paper: 978-0-8093-3751-4 $19.50, 288 pages, 5 illus.

The Chicago River: A Natural and Unnatural History Revised Edition Libby Hill Paper: 978-0-8093-3707-1 $24.50, 328 pages, 86 illus.

The Railroad Tycoon Who Built Chicago: A Biography of William B. Ogden Jack Harpster Paper: 978-0-8093-3736-1 $22.50, 328 pages, 26 illus.

Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains Greg Borzo Paper: 978-0-8093-3579-4 $29.95, 224 pages, 139 illus.

Chicago Heights: Little Joe College, the Outfit, and the Fall of Sam Giancana Charles Hager with David T. Miller Paper: 978-0-8093-3672-2 $22.95, 184 pages, 14 illus.

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