Nebraska Authors

Ken Winkle

AKA: Dr. Kenneth J. Winkle

Born 1954

Sorensen Professor of American History, Kenneth J. Winkle specializes in American History; in particular, political, social, cultural, and military history.

Places Lived

Miami, FL
Madison, WI
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction




Bachelor of Arts Degree, magna cum laude with Honors, 1976, Miami University, Miami, FL
Master of Arts Degree, 1977, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
Ph.D., 1984, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI


Sorensen Professor of History

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Allan Sharlin Award of the Social Science History Association
Abraham Lincoln Institute Book Award for The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln , 2001
Society for Military History's Distinguished Book Award
College Distinguished Teaching Award, College of Arts and Sciences, UNL, 2004
Anna Chaikin Sorensen Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities, UNL, 2004
Thomas C. Sorensen Professorship of American History, UNL, 2004
Editor’s Choice, History Book Club, November 2004, for Oxford Atlas of the Civil War
Distinguished Lecturer, Organization of American Historians, 2005


UNL History Department


The Politics of Community: Migration and Politics in Antebellum Ohio. 1988.
Ida M. Tarbell, Abraham Lincoln and His Ancestors. 1997.
The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln. 2001.
The Oxford Atlas of the Civil War. 2004.
Abraham and Mary Lincoln. 2011.
Lincoln's Citadel: The Civil War in Washington, D.C. 2014.

He has published extensively in various scholarly journals.

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