Not to be confused with the brow-raising Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Steven Spielberg's epic historical drama is a portrait of the 16th president of the United States during the apex of his tenure, the passage of the 13th Amendment. The tensions of the Civil War and the imminent emancipation of slaves makes for a thrilling movie — and a compelling ebook, too. Lincoln: Discover the Story (free) is an interactive companion to the film, full of historical details, comments from the filmmakers, and gorgeous stills from the movie.
The 66-page iBook for iPad also includes art, actor interviews, music, and a full-fledged timeline of the period. Reacquaint yourself with American history before watching the film, or relive all the drama again after viewing. Though Lincoln came in at number three during its opening weekend with heavy competition from Twilight and James Bond, its early Academy Award buzz makes this one app not to miss.