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The most famous man in America : the biography of Henry Ward Beecher

Author: Debby Applegate
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents the life of the nineteenth century orator, noted for his support of the abolition of slavery and the suffrage of women, as well as his friendships with some of the century's most famous writers such as Henry Thoreau, Mark Twain, and Walt Whitman.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Henry Ward Beecher; Henry Ward Beecher; Henry Ward Beecher
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Debby Applegate
ISBN: 0385513968 9780385513968
OCLC Number: 62302519
Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Biography, 2007.
Description: ix, 529 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: "He Was the Favorite by All Odds; the Best Loved Man in Sumter That Day" --
"Damned If You Do, and Damned If You Don't" --
"I Shall Have the Boy in the Ministry Yet" --
"If You Wish True, Unalloyed, Genuine Delight, Fall in Love with Some Amiable Girl" --
"It Was a Fearful Thing to Pull Up a New England Oak by the Roots at a Ripened Age and Transplant It to the Soil of the West" --
"Humph! Pretty Business! Son of Lyman Beecher, President of a Theological Seminary, in This Miserable Hole" --
"I Am a Western Man" --
"A Peculiar Minister Was Needed for So Peculiar a Church" --
"Politics in the Pulpit" --
"Courage Today or Carnage Tomorrow" --
"Give Me War Redder Than Blood and Fiercer Than Fire" --
"My Heart Is with the Radicals, but My Emotions Are with the Orthodox" --
"I Am Reliably Assured That Beecher Preaches to Seven or Eight Mistresses Every Sunday Evening" --
"It Is the Letters --
the Letters, Only the Letters" --
"What a Pity, That So Insignificant a Matter as the Chastity or Unchastity of an Elizabeth Tilton Could Clip the Locks of This Samson".
Responsibility: Debby Applegate.
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Presents the life of the nineteenth century orator, noted for his support of the abolition of slavery and the suffrage of women, as well as his friendships with some of the century's most famous writers such as Henry Thoreau, Mark Twain, and Walt Whitman.

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