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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Benjamin P. Thomas  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1902 in Springfield, Illinois

Died: 1956


-- Benjamin P. Thomas on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=benjamin+p.+thomas


Illinois Connection

Thomas was born and raised in Springfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

Benjamin Thomas was a lifetime Lincoln scholar, best known for his definitive ''Abraham Lincoln, A Biography''. After writing his first two books he sold insurance, managed property and served as president of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce, as he continued writing.


Published Works

  • Lincoln's New Salem, Abraham Lincoln Association, 1934 - reprinted in 1988 by Southern Illinois University Press

  • Lincoln 1847-1853, Abraham Lincoln Association, 1936
  • Abraham Lincoln: A Biography, Southern Illinois University Press, 1952


Selected Titles At Your Library

Lincoln's New Salem /
ISBN: 0809313898. OCLC Number:

Southern Illinois University Press,. Carbondale :. 1987, ©1954.