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Lincoln"s boys John Hay, John Nicolay, and the war for Lincoln"s image by Joshua Zeitz

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A timely and intimate look into Abraham Lincoln"s White House through the lives of his two closest aides and confidants.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-374) and index.

StatementJoshua Zeitz
LC ClassificationsE457.2 .Z45 2014
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 390 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Number of Pages390
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27154726M
ISBN 100670025666
ISBN 109780670025664
LC Control Number2013017052

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  A timely and intimate look into Abraham Lincoln’s White House through the lives of his two closest aides and confidants Lincoln’s official secretaries John Hay and John Nicolay enjoyed more access, witnessed more history, and knew Lincoln better than anyone outside of the president’s immediate family. Hay and Nicolay were the gatekeepers of the Lincoln legacy/5.   Admitting to minor invention but in general sticking to historical records, Rabin portrays Lincoln’s rambunctious young sons Tad and Willie roaming freely about the early Civil War White House—irritating officials, playing pranks on the staff, and bursting in on their indulgent father for horseplay or, once, to request a “pardon” for an offending toy soldier/5(5). Lincoln and His Boys by Rosemary Wells is an excellant book about Lincoln told through the eyes of his sons. The reader discovers interesting facts about Lincoln's sons and how Lincoln enjoyed being with them. They were allowed to have fun at a time when children were expected to be seen and not heard/5. About Lincoln’s Boys. From the author of the forthcoming Building the Great Society (February ), an intimate look into Lincoln’s White House and the aftermath of his death, via the lives of his two closest aides In this timely look into Abraham Lincoln’s White House, and the aftermath of his death, noted historian and political advisor Joshua Zeitz presents a fresh perspective on the.

The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker returns to her most famous heroine, Mary Todd Lincoln, in this compelling story of love, loss, and sisterhood rich with history and suspense. In May , Elizabeth Todd Edwards reels from news that her younger sister Mary, former First Lady and widow of President Abraham Lincoln, has attempted : Jennifer Chiaverini. This book arrived very fast and in excellent condition. It is a very good book and I am enjoying reading it. This book is about Abraham Lincoln's mother and step mother. It is also about his father and the rest of the family. I am excited to be finding out more about Abe's family/5(10). This was a wonderfully done childrens book on a little known aspect of Abraham Lincolns life as a father during his White House years to his two mischievous little boys Willie and Tad! The story really captivated my children and they could relate to the bad dreams, playing army /5. Lincoln Boys, Yucca Valley, California. 1, likes 11 talking about this 1 was here. Specializing in Lincoln Continental Parts Sedan Coupe Convertible/5(5).

Historian Joshua Zeitz talks about his book, [Lincoln's Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln's Image], in which he examines Abraham Lincoln's presidential tenure through the eyes. They were John Hay and John Nicolay, Lincoln’s presidential secretaries, and it is largely to them that Lincoln owes much of the great reverence and respect now accorded the 16th president.   Lincoln's presence liberates one of them, who literally will haunt the president a year before he signs the Emancipation Proclamation. This is a . Zeitz (Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern, , etc.) approaches the already overloaded realm of Abraham Lincoln studies from a fresh Nicolay (–) and John Hay (–) were young, intelligent, ambitious men who became acquainted with Lincoln during his pre-presidential years in Springfield, : Joshua Zeitz.