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The passionate Beechers : a family saga of sanctity and scandal that changed America

The passionate Beechers : a family saga of sanctity and scandal that changed America

Author: Samuel Agnew Schreiner
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"When Abraham Lincoln first met Harriet Beecher Stowe in the 1860s he greeted her by saying "So this is the little lady who started this big war"--Referring to her wildly popular and influential novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, which had galvanized Northern opposition to slavery. He could have made similar comments about her brother, Henry Ward Beecher and, indeed, many of the eleven sons and daughters of the fiery  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Lyman Beecher; Beecher family.; Beecher family.; Lyman Beecher; Beecher, Familie
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Agnew Schreiner
ISBN: 0471414840 9780471414841
OCLC Number: 51095515
Description: ix, 373 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prelude: "Thanks to God, we's free" 1 --
1 "The Chariot of Christ" 9 --
2 "Up for the war" 22 --
3 "No child prepared to die" 38 --
4 "Beloved and affectionate children" 58 --
5 "Oh, good Lord! Can we go through this?" 73 --
6 "I will write something. I will if I live" 114 --
7 "After all, what is a novel?" 149 --
8 "This war is killing me" 189 --
9 "Wait--wait--singing songs in the night" 232 --
10 "I will not lie there" 295 --
11 "In the flickering light of the dying embers" 335.
Responsibility: Samuel A. Schreiner, Jr.
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This biography of the historically prominent Beecher family, the celebrity clan of 19th-century America, focuses on the astonishing lives of patriarch Lyman Beecher's 11 offspring, of whom the most  Read more...


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"...fascinating family saga." (Church Times, 16 May 2004) "...poignantly captures the highs and lows of a family often in the public eye." (Library Journal, September 15, 2003)

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