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A brilliantly conceived and vividly drawn story—Washington, D.C. on the eve of Abraham Lincoln’s historic second inaugural address as the lens through which to understand all the complexities of the Civil War By March 4, 1865, the Civil War had slaughtered more than 700,000 Americans and left intractable wounds on the nation. After a morning of rain-drenched fury, tens of thousands crowded Washington’s Capitol grounds that day to see Abraham Lincoln take the oath for a second term. As the sun emerged, Lincoln rose to give perhaps the greatest inaugural address in American history, stunning the nation by arguing, in a brief 701 words, that both sides had been wrong, and that the war’s unimaginable horrors—every drop of blood spilled—might well have been God’s just verdict on the national sin of slavery. Edward Achorn reveals the nation’s capital on that momentous day—with its mud, sewage, and saloons, its prostitutes, spies, reporters, social-climbing spouses and power-hungry politicians—as a microcosm of all the opposing forces that had driven the country apart. A host of characters, unknown and famous, had converged on Washington—from grievously wounded Union colonel Selden Connor in a Washington hospital and the embarrassingly drunk new vice president, Andrew Johnson, to poet-journalist Walt Whitman; from soldiers’ advocate Clara Barton and African American leader and Lincoln critic-turned-admirer Frederick Douglass (who called the speech “a sacred effort”) to conflicted actor John Wilkes Booth—all swirling around the complex figure of Lincoln. In indelible scenes, Achorn vividly captures the frenzy in the nation’s capital at this crucial moment in America’s history and the tension-filled hope and despair afflicting the country as a whole, soon to be heightened by Lincoln's assassination. His story offers new understanding of our great national crisis, and echoes down the decades to resonate in our own time.

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Genre : History
Author : Edward Achorn
Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press
Release : 2020-03-03
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780802148766
Price : FREE

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A vivid portrayal of the Civil War. Johnny, fourteen, convinces his mother to let him join a wagon train carrying food to Confederate soldiers. He has been brought up to believe that all blacks are stupid; thus, when captured by a black Union soldier who insists that Johnny teach him to read, he deliberately tricks him. The boy is surprised the soldier saves him from imprisonment and their relationship grows throughout the book.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : James Lincoln Collier
Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
Release : 2012-05-01
File : 240 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781620642023
Price : FREE

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You've seen your own blood, when you have a cut or a scrape. You can see the veins in your wrist, and you've seen the scab that forms as a cut heals. But do you know what blood does for you? Without blood, you couldn't play, or grow, or learn. That's because just about every part of your body needs blood, from your muscles to your bones to your brain. How does your body use blood? Read and find out!

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Paul Showers
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2004-05
File : 25 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780060091088
Price : FREE

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A complete concordance or verbal index to words, phrases and passages in the dramatic works of Shakespeare. There is also a supplementary concordance to the poems. This is an essential reference work for all students and readers of Shakespeare.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : John Bartlett
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-02-17
File : 1909 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781349169566
Price : FREE

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Author : Mary Cowden Clarke
Publisher :
Release : 1870
File : 860 Pages
ISBN-13 : UIUC:30112057490002
Price : FREE

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Roseanna M. White
Publisher : WhiteFire Publishing
Release : 2005-07-01
File : 364 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780976544401
Price : FREE

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Release : 1892
File : 818 Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015008016027
Price : FREE

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This book is the outgrowth of one of J. Stephen Funk’s major injury lawsuits, one in the 1970s, where the dishonesty and a “conspiracy of silence” by the medical profession supported a negligent doctor’s efforts to maintain his exalted and privileged place in society. In real life, he exposed the doctor’s duplicity for all to see, and provided an orphaned child just legal compensation for the loss of her young and innocent mother. In “Last Drop of Blood,” the heartless and amoral doctor, his wife and her father will stop at nothing to conceal the truth. The widowed husband and a courageous, young nurse provide the help a relentless attorney needs to expose the conspiracy. Through twists and turns, the unexpected ending reveals itself to be more just and satisfying than predictable.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : J. Stephen Funk
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2015-09-18
File : 308 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781504923538
Price : FREE

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On a balmy evening in late summer, a thickly wooded area near the shore of Lake Geneva is filling up with men. By the time the moon is high, the woods rustle with the quiet movements of some nine hundred, all armed. Pastor Arnaud addresses the blended group of Waldensian and Huguenot volunteers. If anyone is afraid of the rack and the gallows, he tells them, they should turn back. If they wish to go on, they should swear to fight faithfully to the death... Arnaud and the nine-hundred kneel and pray at the lake's edge. A low voice and the sound of water lapping fill the night. There are muted amen's, a shuffle, footsteps, and the swish of fifteen little boats pushing off from land. In To the Last Drop of Our Blood, Ann Burke sketches excerpts from the story of the Waldenses, a religious minority who for generations lived under the looming shadow of religion in power. This re-telling may very well bring to mind a number of questions: * Where freedom of faith is concerned, does it matter how right the majority is? * How important is a minority? * Is it better, as someone has said, for one man to die than for a whole nation to perish? The answers we give will largely determine our future.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Anne Burke
Publisher : TEACH Services, Inc.
Release : 2011-04-11
File : 134 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781572587090
Price : FREE

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Author : Hary-Cowden Clarke
Publisher :
Release : 1845
File : 860 Pages
ISBN-13 : ONB:+Z165455209
Price : FREE

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