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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

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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

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Author: Mary-Cowden Clarke
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Release: 1875
File: 860 Pages
ISBN-13: ONB:+Z223278203

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Author: Mary Cowden Clarke
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Release: 1870
File: 860 Pages
ISBN-13: IBNF:CF001149964

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Author: Mary Victoria Cowden CLARKE
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Release: 1845
File: 860 Pages
ISBN-13: BL:A0019366175

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

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Genre: English language
Author: Mary Cowden Clarke
Publisher:
Release: 1878
File: 860 Pages
ISBN-13: UVA:X000737411

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Release: 1853
File: 860 Pages
ISBN-13: NYPL:33433003253097

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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

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An illustrated, nonfictional tale explores the circulatory system through a review of blood, its function and make-up, and the manner in which it flows throughout the body. Simultaneous.

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Author: Paul Showers
Publisher: Paw Prints
Release: 2009-06-23
File: 25 Pages
ISBN-13: 1442060689

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