Lincoln's Men

Lincoln's Men : The President and His Private Secretaries

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"An intimate portrait of Lincoln, so well-drawn that he seems to come alive on the page."
--Charleston Post & Courier

Lincoln's Men by Daniel Mark Epstein offers a fascinating close-up view of the Abraham Lincoln White House through the eyes of Lincoln's three personal secretaries: John Nicolay, William Stoddard, and John Hay. Like Doris Kearns Goodwin's monumental New York Times bestseller, Team of Rivals, Epstein's Lincoln's Men sheds a new light on the 16th U.S. president--his brilliance and vision in a time of national turmoil and Civil War--by focusing on his relationships with the men who worked closely by his side. USA Today writes, "This is not your typical work of history. Epstein, a poet, employs a dreamy, novelistic tone in describing these young men and their tormented boss."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 136 x 204 x 20mm | 240.4g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061565490
  • 9780061565496
  • 1,379,957

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"Captures the lives of Lincoln's secretaries"--BookPage
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During the Civil War three intelligent, articulate young men served as Abraham Lincoln's secretaries. John Nicolay and John Hay lived in the White House across the hall from the president's office and, together with William Stoddard, spent more time with Lincoln than anyone else outside his immediate family. Lincoln's Men is a fascinating, intimate, and moving portrait of life in the Civil War White House and of the beleaguered president's extraordinary relationship with the indispensable trio he used as a sounding board--the best and the brightest of their day who had a place near the center of Washington's grandest galas and a front-row seat on the drama of war.
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