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Lincoln Observed : Civil War Dispatches Of Noah Brooks

Burlingame , Michael , Editor

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ISBN 10: 0801858429 / ISBN 13: 9780801858420
Published by The Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore, 1998
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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As new . First Printing . This is important material for the study of Abraham Lincoln . Brooks spent a lot of time in the White House and was a close observer of Lincoln . Dust jacket is protected with a mylar cover . Bookseller Inventory # 010882

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Title: Lincoln Observed : Civil War Dispatches Of ...

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Qr. Cloth, Paper Covered Board

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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During the Civil War, few outside Abraham Lincoln's immediate circle of family, friends, and advisors had as much access to the president as young California journalist Noah Brooks, who first met Lincoln in Illinois. As the Washington correspondent for the Sacramento Daily Union during the Civil War, Brooks met with Lincoln nearly daily between 1862 and 1865 and was privy to many of the president's decisions and thoughts. Brooks's dispatches, letters, and personal reminiscences -- collected here for the first time by noted Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame -- offer an intimate portrait of Abraham Lincoln himself as well as an engrossing account of life and politics in wartime Washington.

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"A riveting day-to-day insider's view of Lincoln's dealing with important personalities and issues. A keen observer and a gifted writer, Brooks offers a uniquely informed and finely crafted portrait of Lincoln in his daily interactions with generals, cabinet members, foreign diplomats, family and friends."—Publishers Weekly

"A lively contemporary account of Washington in wartime, complete with political and military intrigue and glimpses into the daily life of the capital and the president . . . Brooks was a good writer. His dispatches should interest anyone eager to know more about Lincoln, 19th century journalism, or what people far from the field of battle, but in the thick of political combat, thought about the Civil War."—John LaPlante, Baton Rouge Advocate

"Michael Burlingame has made a great contribution to Lincoln scholarship in bringing Noah Brooks's dispatches together in a volume, along with his reminiscences of Lincoln. These documents provide a good assessment of Lincoln's character and policies."—William E. Gienapp, Harvard University

"Interesting and candid vignettes that provide a revealing portrait of Lincoln and the men around him . . . A compact, readable, and highly informative work." —Booklist

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