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The Resource Lincoln's greatest journey : sixteen days that changed a presidency, March 24-April 8, 1865, Noah Andre Trudeau

Lincoln's greatest journey : sixteen days that changed a presidency, March 24-April 8, 1865, Noah Andre Trudeau

Label
Lincoln's greatest journey : sixteen days that changed a presidency, March 24-April 8, 1865
Title
Lincoln's greatest journey
Title remainder
sixteen days that changed a presidency, March 24-April 8, 1865
Statement of responsibility
Noah Andre Trudeau
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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researched and detailed story of these decisive sixteen days at City Point in a narrative laden with many heretofore unpublished accounts.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"--Jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trudeau, Noah Andre
Dewey number
973.7092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.2
LC item number
.T77 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Virginia
  • United States
  • Civil-military relations
  • City Point (Hopewell, Va.)
  • Hopewell (Va.)
Label
Lincoln's greatest journey : sixteen days that changed a presidency, March 24-April 8, 1865, Noah Andre Trudeau
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-327) 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
Contents
January-March, 1865 -- Saturday, March 25, 1865 -- Sunday, March 26, 1865 -- Monday, March 27, 1865 -- Tuesday, March 28, 1865 -- Wednesday, March 29, 1865 -- Thursday, March 30, 1865 -- Friday, March 31, 1865 -- Saturday, April 1, 1865 -- Sunday, April 2, 1865 -- Monday, April 3, 1865 -- Tuesday, April 4, 1865 -- Wednesday, April 5, 1865 -- Thursday, April 6, 1865 -- Friday, April 7, 1865 -- Saturday, April 8, 1865 -- Sunday, April 9, 1865
Control code
ocn946788079
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 337 pages
Isbn
9781611213270
Lccn
2016017919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o946788079
  • (OCoLC)946788079
Label
Lincoln's greatest journey : sixteen days that changed a presidency, March 24-April 8, 1865, Noah Andre Trudeau
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-327) 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
Contents
January-March, 1865 -- Saturday, March 25, 1865 -- Sunday, March 26, 1865 -- Monday, March 27, 1865 -- Tuesday, March 28, 1865 -- Wednesday, March 29, 1865 -- Thursday, March 30, 1865 -- Friday, March 31, 1865 -- Saturday, April 1, 1865 -- Sunday, April 2, 1865 -- Monday, April 3, 1865 -- Tuesday, April 4, 1865 -- Wednesday, April 5, 1865 -- Thursday, April 6, 1865 -- Friday, April 7, 1865 -- Saturday, April 8, 1865 -- Sunday, April 9, 1865
Control code
ocn946788079
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 337 pages
Isbn
9781611213270
Lccn
2016017919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o946788079
  • (OCoLC)946788079

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