The following are the best biographies available on the subject and come highly recommended by Abbeville Institute scholars.

1. Douglas Southall Freeman, R. E. Lee: A Biography, 4 Volumes

2. Douglas Southall Freeman, George Washington: A Biography, 7 Volumes

3. Margaret Coit, John C. Calhoun: American Portrait

4. Hervey Allen, Israfel: The Life and Times of Edgar Allan Poe, 2 Volumes

5. Robert L. Dabney, The Life and Campaigns of General T. J. Jackson

6. John Allan Wyeth, Life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest

7. Oliver P. Chitwood, John Tyler: Champion of the Old South

8. Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery

9. Zora Neale Hurston, Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography

10. J. Evetts Haley, Charles Goodnight: Cowman and Plainsman

11. Mark R. Winchell, Cleanth Brooks and the Rise of Modern Criticism

12. Mark R. Winchell, Where No Flag Flies: Donald Davidson and the Southern Resistance

13. John Donald Wade, Augustus Baldwin Longstreet A Study of the Development of Culture in the South

14. Clyde N. Wilson, Carolina Cavalier: The Life and Mind of James Johnston Pettigrew

15. Felicity Allen, Jefferson Davis, Unconquerable Heart

16. Hugh A. Garland, The Life of John Randolph of Roanoke, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

17. Avery O. Craven, Edmund Ruffin, Southerner: A Study in Secession

18. Marquis James, The Raven: A Biography of Sam Houston

19. William C. Gibson, Physician to the World: The Life of General William C. Gorgas

20. Frank Cunningham, General Stand Watie’s Confederate Indians

21. Dumas Malone, Jefferson and His Time, 6 Volumes

22. Kevin Gutzman, James Madison and the Making of America

23. William Gilmore Simms, The Life of Francis Marion

24. William Wirt Henry, Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry

25. Richard Barry, Mr. Rutledge of South Carolina