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Inside the White House in war times : memoirs and reports of Lincoln's secretary /
by William O. Stoddard ; edited by Michael Burlingame.
imprint
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2000.
description
xxi, 226 p.
ISBN
0803292570 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2000.
isbn
0803292570 (pbk. : alk. paper)
general note
"A Bison original"--P. [4] of cover.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
catalogue key
3477288
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
William O. Stoddard was a journalist and an author of boys' fiction Michael Burlingame, a history professor at Connecticut College, is the author or editor of several books on Abraham Lincoln
Reviews
Review Quotes
"The edited works represent a considerable body of material, and Mr. Burlingame does a great service to students of Lincoln''s presidency."Edward Steers Jr.,The Washington Times
"The edited works represent a considerable body of material, and Mr. Burlingame does a great service to students of Lincoln's presidency."-Edward Steers Jr.,The Washington Times
"The edited works represent a considerable body of material, and Mr. Burlingame does a great service to students of Lincoln''s presidency."Edward Steers Jr., The Washington Times
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Summaries
Main Description
Of the three secretaries who assisted President Abraham Lincoln--John G. Nicolay, John Hay, and William O. Stoddard--only Stoddard wrote an extended memoir about his time in the Executive Mansion. First published in 1890, the book vividly depicts the president's agonizing reaction to the defeats at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, the difficulties encountered (and presented) by Mary Lincoln, the president's relations with George B. McClellan and other generals, and the anxiety preceding the Merrimack's epic battle with the Monitor. In 1866 Stoddard also penned thirteen "White House Sketches" about his time in Lincoln's service. Originally published in an obscure New York newspaper, these essays--never previously collected--supplement Stoddard's memoir. Together the memoir and sketches provide an intimate look at the sixteenth president during a time of crisis.
Main Description
Of the three secretaries who assisted President Abraham Lincoln-John G. Nicolay, John Hay, and William O. Stoddard-only Stoddard wrote an extended memoir about his time in the Executive Mansion. First published in 1890, the book vividly depicts the president's agonizing reaction to the defeats at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, the difficulties encountered (and presented) by Mary Lincoln, the president's relations with George B. McClellan and other generals, and the anxiety preceding the Merrimack's epic battle with the Monitor. In 1866 Stoddard also penned thirteen "White House Sketches" about his time in Lincoln's service. Originally published in an obscure New York newspaper, these essays-never previously collected-supplement Stoddard's memoir. Together the memoir and sketches provide an intimate look at the sixteenth president during a time of crisis.
Publisher Fact Sheet
Includes Stoddard's original memoir as well as previously uncollected essays which provide an intimate look at Lincoln during the Civil war.
Unpaid Annotation
Of the three secretaries who assisted President Abraham Lincoln -- John G. Nicolay, John Hay, and William O. Stoddard -- only Stoddard wrote an extended memoir about his time in the executive mansion. First published in 1890, the book vividly depicts the president's agonizing reaction to the defeats at Fredericks-burg and Chancellorsville, the difficulties encountered (and presented) by Mary Lincoln, the president's relations with George B. McClellan and other generals, and the anxiety preceding the Merrimack's epic battle with the Monitor.In 1866 Stoddard also penned thirteen "White House Sketches" about his time in Lincoln's service. Originally published in an obscure New York newspaper, these essays -- never previously collected -- supplement Stoddard's memoir. Together the memoir and sketches provide an intimate look at the sixteenth president during a time of crisis.
Table of Contents
Editor's Introductionp. vii
Inside the White House in War Timesp. 1
Opening the Doorp. 3
Persons and Papersp. 11
Weapons and War Shipsp. 19
Gifts and Visitorsp. 26
The Critics and the Gamblersp. 33
Bronzes and Earthworksp. 40
The Receptionp. 47
A Variety of Uniformsp. 54
The Two Chieftainsp. 61
The Monitor and the Union Leaguep. 68
The Capitol and the Futurep. 75
Sentries and Passesp. 82
A Battle Summerp. 89
The Echoes of the Proclamationp. 96
Realities and the Dramap. 103
A Vigil and a Victoryp. 110
July 4th, 1863p. 117
The Contrabands and the New Captainp. 121
Pictures and Reportsp. 127
There Is an End of All Thingsp. 134
White House Sketchesp. 141
Sketch 1p. 143
Sketch 2p. 148
Sketch 3p. 153
Sketch 4p. 156
Sketch 5p. 160
Sketch 6p. 165
Sketch 7p. 170
Sketch 8p. 176
Sketch 9p. 180
Sketch 10p. 184
Sketch 11p. 189
Sketch 12p. 193
Sketch 13p. 198
Notesp. 203
Indexp. 221
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