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Lincoln's boys : John Hay, John Nicolay, and the war for Lincoln's image

Author: Joshua Zeitz
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2014.
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Lincoln's official secretaries John Hay and John Nicolay 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. They read poetry and attended the theater with the president, commiserated with him over Union army setbacks, and plotted electoral strategy. They were present at every seminal event, from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; John Hay; John G Nicolay; Abraham Lincoln; John Hay; Abraham Lincoln; John G Nicolay
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Zeitz
ISBN: 9780670025664 0670025666 0143126032 9780143126034
OCLC Number: 834431734
Description: viii, 390 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: June 13, 1905 --
Exile in the west --
The homes of free white people --
It was my privilege to witness --
The prairies are on fire --
Wide awake --
A young man of his age --
Despotic act in the cause of union --
God placed him where he is --
New birth of freedom --
His heart was too sad --
Europe --
Pike County balladeer --
Breadwinners --
A model for all the good little boys to follow --
Our ideal hero --
We are Lincoln men all through --
Lincolniana --
The fellows who came of age in the Lincoln years --
Epilogue: July 25, 1947.
Responsibility: Joshua Zeitz.

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Lincoln's official secretaries John Hay and John Nicolay 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. They read poetry and attended the theater with the president, commiserated with him over Union army setbacks, and plotted electoral strategy. They were present at every seminal event, from the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation to Lincoln's delivery of the Gettysburg Address -- and they wrote about it after his death. Hay and Nicolay fought to preserve a narrative that saw slavery as the sole cause of the Civil War. Zeitz shows how the image of a humble man who rose from obscurity to become a storied wartime leader and emancipator is very much their creation. Drawing on letters, diaries, and memoirs, Lincoln's Boys is part political drama and part coming-of-age tale -- a story of friendship, politics, war, and the contest over history and remembrance.

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