Lincoln's Men: The President and His Private Secretaries

By Daniel Mark Epstein

“An intimate portrait of Lincoln, so well-drawn that he turns out to come back alive at the page.”
Charleston publish & Courier

 

Lincoln’s males by Daniel Mark Epstein bargains a desirable close-up view of the Abraham Lincoln White condo throughout the eyes of Lincoln’s 3 own secretaries: John Nicolay, William Stoddard, and John Hay. Like Doris Kearns Goodwin’s enormous New York occasions bestseller, Team of competitors, Epstein’s Lincoln’s Men sheds a brand new gentle at the 16th U.S. president—his brilliance and imaginative and prescient in a time of nationwide turmoil and Civil War—by targeting his relationships with the boys who labored heavily by way of his aspect. USA Today writes, “This isn't your usual paintings of historical past. Epstein, a poet, employs a dreamy, novelistic tone in describing those younger males and their tormented boss.”

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By Daniel Mark Epstein

“An intimate portrait of Lincoln, so well-drawn that he turns out to come back alive at the page.”
Charleston publish & Courier

 

Lincoln’s males by Daniel Mark Epstein bargains a desirable close-up view of the Abraham Lincoln White condo throughout the eyes of Lincoln’s 3 own secretaries: John Nicolay, William Stoddard, and John Hay. Like Doris Kearns Goodwin’s enormous New York occasions bestseller, Team of competitors, Epstein’s Lincoln’s Men sheds a brand new gentle at the 16th U.S. president—his brilliance and imaginative and prescient in a time of nationwide turmoil and Civil War—by targeting his relationships with the boys who labored heavily by way of his aspect. USA Today writes, “This isn't your usual paintings of historical past. Epstein, a poet, employs a dreamy, novelistic tone in describing those younger males and their tormented boss.”

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Every one wrote the half he felt prepared in the interim to address. they typically wrote trade chapters, and back certainly one of them may well write a complete quantity. . . . each bankruptcy was once talked over and submitted to the frankest feedback, attainable merely among associates as completely in accord as those . ” the commercial melancholy OF 1893, 13 hundred hard work moves, and what Hay judged to be the unprincipled management of the administrations less than Benjamin Harrison and Grover Cleveland roused Hay from his book-lined research.

Index The pagination of this digital version doesn't fit the variation from which it used to be created. to find a selected passage, please use the hunt characteristic of your ebook reader. abolitionism, 15, 19, fifty seven, 70, 87, ninety one, 196 Abraham Lincoln: A historical past (Hay and Nicolay), 28, 225, 240–41 Adams, Charles Francis, 20 Ames, Evelina, 177, 178 Anderson, Martin Brewer, ninety nine Andrews, Rufus, 198 Angell, Hannah, sixty five, sixty seven Antietam, conflict of, 123–24, 152 Appomattox, Lee’s give up at, 225 military, U. S.

All have been fantastically became out. He notes that “the whole carrying fraternity right here leans towards secession. Its most sensible consumers and sufferers, heretofore, were the reckless spendthrifts whose cash was once earned for them through the unpaid toil of different males. ” Why have been they accumulated at the nook below the streetlamp? the lads have been both leaving, or approximately to go into a dismal, windowless brick development, “the well-known playing institution referred to as Joe Hall’s. ” Like a mining city, Washington had lengthy been a favourite lodge of gamblers due to the temporary inhabitants of lawmakers, lobbyists, and executive workers—men free from their households.

The assets of William Stoddard’s dateline journalism, like Hay’s, are simply positioned. yet his autobiographical impressions are undated, so i've got annotated them. The casual notes lower than will support readers in finding very important assets of costs whilst the resource isn't really transparent from its context. i've got attempted to prevent annotating the most obvious. 1 ILLINOIS PRELUDE the most resource of knowledge on Ellsworth, and prices from his letters, is RANDALL. Hay’s reviews on Ellsworth are from HAY LETTERS, pp. 144–45.

Account rendered each thirty days. ” Multiply the greenback volume by means of fifteen to get an approximate an identical in today’s forex. Stoddard used to be enjoying a perilous video game for terribly excessive stakes; and his naïveté, as he describes it, is outstanding. “I am exceedingly busy,” Hay wrote Nicolay in overdue September, and “Stoddard is extra & extra valueless. i will be able to scarcely rely on him for whatever. ” On October five, Hay left for Illinois for 2 weeks, to have a good time his birthday and attend his sister’s marriage ceremony, leaving the place of work solely in Stoddard’s care in the course of the interval whilst he was once constructing his gold line on Pennsylvania road.

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