Michael Burlingame

Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies, Department of History
Research Interests: Life and times of Abraham Lincoln

Michael Burlingame

Dr. Burlingame is an internationally renowned scholar who has published twelve books on the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. His most recent work, “Abraham Lincoln: A Life”, is a two-volume biography that was 30 years in the making. The book was honored with Gettysburg College’s 2010 Lincoln Prize. Now he’s researching how journalists covered Lincoln by studying newspaper articles from the era. Burlingame received a Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University.

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