In 2008 historian Michael Burlingame published Abraham Lincoln: A Life, an exhaustive and well researched biography of our sixteenth president. The huge, two volume work (the entirety of which weighs around 9 pounds) went through serious editing before it was ready to publish. Wanting all of his extensive research to be used by scholars and students, Burlingame, along with Knox College’s Lincoln Studies Center, has made the author’s original, unedited manuscript available online. Currently only volume one is available with the second on its way. This excellent work, completely free, will surely be a useful tool for any who wish to study Lincoln and the Civil War era.