"An important book for anyone interested in Lincoln, the Civil War, or the presidency."
- A.A. Nofi,
The NYMAS Review
". . . this is a well-written and edited book. Much to its credit, it is devoid of an author's opinion and presents the information in a straightforward manner and is a valuable addition to the Lincoln library, and a must for serious students."
- Joseph A. Truglio,
Civil War News
"Larry Tagg has written a book that has needed to be written for many years."
- Jim Miller,
Civil War Notebook Blog
"The Battles that Made Abraham Lincoln is beautifully written, with an almost rhythmic cadence at times. . . . it deserves a lofty place in the pantheon of Lincoln literature."
- Geoff Elliott,
The Abraham Lincoln Blog
"The author has done an impressive amount of research. . . . an impressive work."
- Douglas McWilliams,
Sacramento Book Review
"This is a tour de force demonstration of writing, reading, and thinking that never lets the reader down. Easily the Lincoln book of the Bicentennial of his birth and the best Lincoln tome I have seen in 15 years of compiling and reviewing Civil War book releases."
- Dimitri Rotov,
Civil War Bookshelf
". . . a wonderful and unique look at Lincoln's presidency. The Battles that Made Abraham Lincoln is full of information, thought provoking, and readable. You may find that it is necessary to reread paragraphs to reconcile "our" Lincoln with the "real" Lincoln. I did, and knew that I was really learning each time that happened."
- James Durney,
Suncoast Civil War Round Table