1. Abraham and Mary Lincoln by Kenneth J. Winkle (SIUP, 2011).
2. Lincoln and the Civil War by Michael Burlingame (SIUP, 2011).
Two more volumes from So. Illinois's Concise Lincoln Library.
3. Lincoln in His Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of His Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates ed. by Harold K. Bush, Jr. (Univ of Iowa Pr, 2011).
4. Lincoln's Forgotten Ally: Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky by Elizabeth D. Leonard (UNC Pr, 2011).
Much is being written about the Civil War in the border states, as well as civil rights and military policy directed toward civilians. Kentucky unionist Joseph Holt occupied an important place in all of this, and Leonard's well researched, full biography of the man should prove to be highly useful.