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The Resource Lincoln on the verge : thirteen days to Washington, Ted Widmer

Lincoln on the verge : thirteen days to Washington, Ted Widmer

Label
Lincoln on the verge : thirteen days to Washington
Title
Lincoln on the verge
Title remainder
thirteen days to Washington
Statement of responsibility
Ted Widmer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As a divided nation plunges into the deepest crisis in its history, Abraham Lincoln boards a train for Washington and his inauguration--an inauguration Southerners have vowed to prevent by any means necessary. Drawing on new research, this account reveals the President-Elect as a work in progress, showing him on the verge of greatness, foiling an assassination attempt, and forging an unbreakable bond with the American people. On the eve of his 52nd birthday, February 11, 1861, the President-Elect of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, walked onto a train, the first step of his journey to the White House, and his rendezvous with destiny. But as the train began to carry Lincoln toward Washington, it was far from certain what he would find there. Bankrupt and rudderless, the government was on the verge of collapse. To make matters worse, reliable intelligence confirmed a conspiracy to assassinate him as he passed through Baltimore. It is no exaggeration to say that the fate of the Republic hung in the balance. How did Lincoln survive this grueling odyssey, to become the president we know from the history books? Lincoln on the Verge tells the story of a leader discovering his own strength, improvising brilliantly, and seeing his country up close during these pivotal thirteen days. From the moment the Presidential Special left the station, a new Lincoln was on display, speaking constantly, from a moving train, to save the Republic. The journey would draw on all of Lincoln's mental and physical reserves. But the President-Elect discovered an inner strength, which deepened with the exhausting ordeal of meeting millions of Americans. Lincoln on the Verge tells the story of America's greatest president and the obstacles he overcame, well before he could take the oath of office and deliver his inaugural address
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Widmer, Edward L
Dewey number
  • 973.7092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.4
LC item number
.W53 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Presidents
  • United States
Label
Lincoln on the verge : thirteen days to Washington, Ted Widmer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 475-583) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 606 pages
Isbn
9781476739434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)on1146040447
Label
Lincoln on the verge : thirteen days to Washington, Ted Widmer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 475-583) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 606 pages
Isbn
9781476739434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)on1146040447

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