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There are other books on Lincoln miscellanea out there, but none holds the extensive information compiled here by Henderson (ed., Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Sourcebook) with the help of hundreds of contributors. The volume is made up of 5000 entries, all dealing with Lincoln-his childhood, early adult life, debates with Stephen Douglas, and presidency, to name a few topics. Also included are poems, songs, and tributes, as well as important speeches and writings by Lincoln, along with a chronology and contact information for organizations pertaining to Lincolniana. Andrew Ferguson's Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe's America is interesting, but it does not have the up-front colloquialisms of this compilation. Competing volumes miss the mark in other ways as well. For example, they do not list the many web sites available for associations, educational institutes, landmarks and historic sites, libraries, and museums, available in Henderson's. On the other hand, this volume lacks a subject index and fails to communicate the humor and storytelling ability that made Abe so famous, not only as president.