Lincoln at Home

Lincoln at Home

Two Glimpses of Abraham Lincoln's Family Life

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Baker & Taylor
A Lincoln biographer provides readers with a intimate portrait of the Lincoln family in the White House, from their less-than-spectacular entrance to that fateful night at Ford's Theater. 35,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Collections of letters between the president and his family and accounts of their first few years in the White House reveal Lincoln's personal side as a dedicated husband and father.

Simon and Schuster
As Lincoln led the nation into the Civil War, managing the Union was effort, issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, winning reelection in 1864, and planning the Reconstruction of the South, he also led a private life, defined by his close relationship with his wife and by his devotion to his children. Lincoln at Home offers a view into the life of family through their written correspondence. With a brief account of their first years in the White House and the complete collection of all the known letters exchanged by Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, this elegant portrait defines the sixteenth president as a dedicated -- though often a desperately busy and distracted -- family man. Lincoln at Home is an intimate and rare glimpse of the president as husband and father, a cheerful man pinned to the floor while playing with his children, and a desolate man struck down with grief at the death of his son. Beyond this, we are shown a personal side of the man who managed one of the most difficult periods in American history.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2000
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster ed
ISBN: 9780743201995
074320199X
Branch Call Number: B LIN
Characteristics: 124 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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