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1864 : Lincoln at the Gates of History
by Charles Bracelen Flood


Overview - Historian and novelist Flood brings to life the drama of Lincoln's final year, in which he oversaw the final campaigns of the Civil war, was re-elected president, and laid out his vision for the nation's future in a reunified South and in the expanding West.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Historian and novelist Flood brings to life the drama of Lincoln's final year, in which he oversaw the final campaigns of the Civil war, was re-elected president, and laid out his vision for the nation's future in a reunified South and in the expanding West. b&w photographs.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 1416552286
  • ISBN-10: 1416552286
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publish Date: February 2009
  • Page Count: 544

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His final act and legacy

Lincoln's last year as president was certainly taken up in large part with the prosecution of the war, but, as Charles Bracelen Flood makes clear in 1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History, the man was also dealing with intense extracurricular political matters. Somehow continuing to more or less efficiently battle the Confederate Army, Lincoln meanwhile dealt with the presence of French troops in Mexico, grousing cabinet members, myriad technical issues regarding the continued settling of the expanding American West and related railroad legislation, not to mention the onslaught of a stormy re-election campaign, which brought with it endless pressure from an often-hostile press and infighting within his own party about the terms of impending Reconstruction and the disposition of the freed-slave issue. Flood's extensively sourced text tracks the official Lincoln in great detail, while also making sure the well-researched quoted excerpts provide insight into the president's admirable character and manners and incredible strength under pressure.

 
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