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Van Der Linden, Frank

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ISBN 10: 1555916104 / ISBN 13: 9781555916107
Published by Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, 2007
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, 2007. 1st printing, Fine/Fine/hardcover/book and dust jacket without any defects, Hardcover, 308pgs. In 1864 leading Democrats and Confederate agents discuss ways to end the war not win it, by orchestrating an armistice. Packed with care and shipped promptly. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS025391I

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Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing, Golden

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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The Dark Intrigue tells for the first time the incredible story of how leaders of an American political party, during the Civil War, conferred cordially with enemy agents in a foreign country in a scheme to oust the president of the United States and enforce peace without victory.

Most Northerners initially supported Abraham Lincoln's war against the Southern Confederacy to save the Union. But later, many turned against it when the death toll soared above a half million. Hoping to recapture the White House as a "peace party," leading Democrats met with Confederate agents in the summer of 1864 and discussed ways to end the war-not win it. Lincoln charged that one Confederate agent, C. C. Clay, had convinced the Democrats to orchestrate an armistice. This intriguing book reveals letters from Clay that confirm Lincoln's suspicions. A fascinating read, The Dark Intrigue brings an important piece of Civil War history to light. 

About the Author:

Frank van der Linden became a Civil War historian after nearly half a century as a Washington newspaper correspondent, covering Congress and the White House. He first interviewed President Harry Truman at a poker party for congressional Democrats in 1945 and closed his White House career with President George H. W. Bush.

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