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Giant in the shadows : the life of Robert T. Lincoln

Author: Jason Emerson
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Document : Biography : State or province government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Emerson, after nearly ten years of research, draws upon previously unavailable materials to offer the first truly definitive biography of the famous lawyer, businessman, and statesman who, much more than merely the son of Americas most famous president, made his own indelible mark on one of the most progressive and dynamic eras in United States history.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Named Person: Robert Todd Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Emerson
ISBN: 9780809330553 0809330555
OCLC Number: 706965661
Description: xiv, 600 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
"I was born in the Globe Tavern" --
"Is bicarb a swear word" --
"The most profitable [year] of my life" --
"Robert Lincoln has been dubbed the prince of rails!" --
"He is only Mr. Robert Lincoln, of Cambridge" --
"A very dreadful night" --
"I feel utterly without spirit or courage" --
"One of the most promising young men of the West" --
"I am likely to have a great deal of trouble" --
"I am in better shape than most" --
"I have done my duty as I best know" --
"I could have stopped this scheme with little trouble" --
"I don't want to be Minister to England or anywhere else" --
"How many hours of sorrow have I passed in this town" --
"The best Secretary of War since Jefferson Davis" --
"I am not a candidate" --
"I expect only the greatest satisfaction" --
"I don't want to be nobody nor nothink except a Chicago shyster" --
"As much a man of destiny as his lamented father" --
"Minister Lincoln was quietness personified" --
"What would his father say?" --
"I am now a Vermont farmer!" --
"My filial gratitude cannot find adequate expression" --
"I am now enjoying life" --
"He simply went to sleep" --
Epilogue: "His own place in the sun."
Responsibility: Jason Emerson.

Abstract:

Emerson, after nearly ten years of research, draws upon previously unavailable materials to offer the first truly definitive biography of the famous lawyer, businessman, and statesman who, much more than merely the son of Americas most famous president, made his own indelible mark on one of the most progressive and dynamic eras in United States history.

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"It has never been easy growing up or living in the public eye. To do so under the enormous shadow cast by our 16th president would test the resiliency of even the doughtiest character. As historian Read more...

 
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