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Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT History Non-Fiction

Born: in Washington, DC


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Lives in Springfield, Illinois and works at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

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He was born in Washington DC and attended Phillips Academy, Andover. As a freshman at Princeton University, he took the Civil War course taught by the eminent Lincolnian David Herbert Donald, who hired him a research assistant. When Professor Donald moved on to Johns Hopkins University, Burlingame upon graduation from Princeton followed him to that institution. There he received his Ph.D.In 1968 he joined the History Department at Connecticut College in New London, where he taught until retiring in 2001 as the May Buckley Sadowski Professor of History Emeritus. He joined the faculty of the University of Illinois-Springfield in 2009.Michael is also the editor of seven books on Lincoln and the Civil War including:"With Lincoln in the White House: Letters, Memoranda, and Other Writings of John G. Nicolay, 1860-1865""Inside the White House in War Times: Memoirs and Reports of Lincoln's Secretary""At Lincoln's Side: John Hay's Civil War Correspondence and Selected Writings""Lincoln's Humor" and Other Essays""The Real Lincoln: A Portrait""The Observations of John G. Nicolay and John Hay" , and; "Dispatches from Lincoln's White House: The Anonymous Civil War Journalism of Presidential Secretary William O. Stoddard"

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