skip to content
House of Abraham : Lincoln and the Todds, a family divided by war Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

House of Abraham : Lincoln and the Todds, a family divided by war

Author: Stephen William Berry
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
For all the talk of the Civil War "pitting brother against brother," there has never before been a single book that traces the story of one family ravaged by that conflict. And no family could better illustrate the personal toll the war took than Lincoln's own. Mary Todd Lincoln was one of fourteen siblings who were split between the Confederacy and the Union. Three of her brothers fought, and two died, for the  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Mary Todd Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Todd family.; Abraham Lincoln; Mary Todd Lincoln; Todd family.; Abraham Lincoln; Mary Todd Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen William Berry
ISBN: 9780618420056 0618420053
OCLC Number: 123232229
Description: xv, 255 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Bluegrass beginnings --
2. Scattered --
3. 1861: Divided we fall --
4. 1862: "Blood galore" --
5. 1863: The death of Absalom --
6. 1864-1865: A whole people --
Epilogue --
Index.
Responsibility: Stephen Berry.
More information:

Abstract:

For all the talk of the Civil War "pitting brother against brother," there has never before been a single book that traces the story of one family ravaged by that conflict. And no family could better illustrate the personal toll the war took than Lincoln's own. Mary Todd Lincoln was one of fourteen siblings who were split between the Confederacy and the Union. Three of her brothers fought, and two died, for the South. Several Todds--including Mary herself--bedeviled Lincoln's administration with their scandalous behavior. Historian Berry tells their saga with the emotional intensity of a novelist. The Todds' struggles haunted the president and moved him to avoid tactics or rhetoric that would dehumanize or scapegoat the Confederates. Drawing on his own familial experience, Lincoln was inspired to articulate a humanistic, even charitable view of the enemy that seems surpassingly wise in our time, let alone his.--From publisher description.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/123232229> # House of Abraham : Lincoln and the Todds, a family divided by war
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "123232229" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mau> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/Boston> ; # Boston
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/196149638#Person/lincoln_mary_todd> ; # Mary Todd Lincoln
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/52497655> ; # Mary Todd Lincoln
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/196149638#Topic/sezessionskrieg_1861_1865> ; # Sezessionskrieg (1861-1865)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/196149638#Person/lincoln_abraham> ; # Abraham Lincoln
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/196149638#Person/lincoln_abraham_1809_1865> ; # Abraham Lincoln
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/76349832> ; # Abraham Lincoln
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/196149638#Topic/families> ; # Families
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/196149638#Event/1861_1865> ; # 1861 - 1865
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/973.70922/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/196149638#Person/todd_family> ; # Todd family.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/196149638#Place/united_states> ; # United States
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/B/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/196149638#Person/lincoln_mary_todd_1818_1882> ; # Mary Todd Lincoln
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1351658> ; # American Civil War (1861-1865)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/196149638#Topic/familie> ; # Familie
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/240389764> ; # Stephen William Berry
    schema:datePublished "2007" ;
    schema:description "Introduction -- 1. Bluegrass beginnings -- 2. Scattered -- 3. 1861: Divided we fall -- 4. 1862: "Blood galore" -- 5. 1863: The death of Absalom -- 6. 1864-1865: A whole people -- Epilogue -- Index."@en ;
    schema:description "For all the talk of the Civil War "pitting brother against brother," there has never before been a single book that traces the story of one family ravaged by that conflict. And no family could better illustrate the personal toll the war took than Lincoln's own. Mary Todd Lincoln was one of fourteen siblings who were split between the Confederacy and the Union. Three of her brothers fought, and two died, for the South. Several Todds--including Mary herself--bedeviled Lincoln's administration with their scandalous behavior. Historian Berry tells their saga with the emotional intensity of a novelist. The Todds' struggles haunted the president and moved him to avoid tactics or rhetoric that would dehumanize or scapegoat the Confederates. Drawing on his own familial experience, Lincoln was inspired to articulate a humanistic, even charitable view of the enemy that seems surpassingly wise in our time, let alone his.--From publisher description."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/196149638> ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "House of Abraham : Lincoln and the Todds, a family divided by war"@en ;
    schema:productID "123232229" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/123232229#PublicationEvent/boston_houghton_mifflin_2007> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/196149638#Agent/houghton_mifflin> ; # Houghton Mifflin
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0905/2007013992-s.html> ;
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0715/2007013992.html> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780618420056> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/123232229> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/Boston> # Boston
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Boston" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/196149638#Agent/houghton_mifflin> # Houghton Mifflin
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Houghton Mifflin" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/196149638#Person/lincoln_abraham> # Abraham Lincoln
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Lincoln" ;
    schema:givenName "Abraham" ;
    schema:name "Abraham Lincoln" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/196149638#Person/lincoln_abraham_1809_1865> # Abraham Lincoln
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1809" ;
    schema:deathDate "1865" ;
    schema:familyName "Lincoln" ;
    schema:givenName "Abraham" ;
    schema:name "Abraham Lincoln" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/196149638#Person/lincoln_mary_todd> # Mary Todd Lincoln
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Lincoln" ;
    schema:givenName "Mary Todd" ;
    schema:name "Mary Todd Lincoln" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/196149638#Person/lincoln_mary_todd_1818_1882> # Mary Todd Lincoln
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1818" ;
    schema:deathDate "1882" ;
    schema:familyName "Lincoln" ;
    schema:givenName "Mary Todd" ;
    schema:name "Mary Todd Lincoln" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/196149638#Topic/sezessionskrieg_1861_1865> # Sezessionskrieg (1861-1865)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sezessionskrieg (1861-1865)"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1351658> # American Civil War (1861-1865)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
    schema:name "American Civil War (1861-1865)" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/240389764> # Stephen William Berry
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Berry" ;
    schema:givenName "Stephen William" ;
    schema:name "Stephen William Berry" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/52497655> # Mary Todd Lincoln
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1818" ;
    schema:deathDate "1882" ;
    schema:familyName "Lincoln" ;
    schema:givenName "Mary Todd" ;
    schema:name "Mary Todd Lincoln" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/76349832> # Abraham Lincoln
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1809" ;
    schema:deathDate "1865" ;
    schema:familyName "Lincoln" ;
    schema:givenName "Abraham" ;
    schema:name "Abraham Lincoln" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780618420056>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0618420053" ;
    schema:isbn "9780618420056" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.