The Resource Lincoln's greatest journey, (ebook)

Lincoln's greatest journey, (ebook)

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Lincoln's greatest journey
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Lincoln's greatest journey
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eng
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March 1865: The United States was at a crossroads and, truth be told, Abraham Lincoln was a sick man. 'I am very unwell,' he confided to a close acquaintance. A vast and terrible civil war was winding down, leaving momentous questions for a war-weary president to address. A timely invitation from General U. S. Grant provided the impetus for an escape to City Point, Virginia, a journey from which Abraham Lincoln drew much more than he ever expected. Lincoln's Greatest Journey: Sixteen Days that Changed a Presidency, March 24 - April 8, 1865, by Noah Andre Trudeau offers the first comprehensive account of a momentous time. Lincoln traveled to City Point, Virginia, in late March 1865 to escape the constant interruptions in the nation's capital that were carrying off a portion of his 'vitality,' and to make his personal amends for having presided over the most destructive war in American history in order to save the nation. Lincoln returned to Washington sixteen days later with a renewed sense of purpose, urgency, and direction that would fundamentally shape his second term agenda. Previous coverage of this unprecedented trip-his longest break from the White House since he had taken office-has been sketchy at best, and often based on seriously flawed sources. Lincoln's Greatest Journey represents the most extensively researched and detailed story of these decisive sixteen days at City Point in a narrative laden with many heretofore unpublished accounts. The richly shaped prose, a hallmark of Trudeau's pen, rewrites much of the heretofore misunderstood story of what really happened to Lincoln during this time. A fresh, more complete picture of Lincoln emerges. This is Lincoln at a time of great personal and national change-the story of how he made peace with the past and became firmly future-focused, all set against a dramatically new narrative of what really happened during those last weeks of his life. It infuses the well-worn Lincoln narrative with fresh sources to fundamentally change an often-told story in ways large and small. Rather than treat Lincoln as a dead man walking when he returns to Washington, Trudeau paints him as he surely was-a changed man profoundly influenced by all that he experienced while at City Point. Lincoln's Greatest Journey represents an important addition to the Lincoln saga. The conventional wisdom that there's nothing new to be learned about Lincoln is due for a major reset
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Midwest
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Trudeau, Noah
Dewey number
973.7092
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Electronic books
  • Virginia
  • United States
  • Civil-military relations
  • City Point (Hopewell, Va.)
  • Hopewell (Va.)
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adult
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Lincoln's greatest journey, (ebook)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781611213270
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12162723
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remote
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12162723
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MWT12162723
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Lincoln's greatest journey, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781611213270
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12162723
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12162723
System control number
MWT12162723
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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