1864 : Lincoln at the gates of history / Charles Bracelen Flood

Author(s): Flood, Charles Bracelen
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Subjects: Presidents--United States--Biography
Political leadership--United States--History--19th century
United States--Politics and government--1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Military leadership
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
Published: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: xi, 521 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Ch. 1. The Beleaguered Giant
Ch. 2. Steering into a Stormy Year
Ch. 3. Lincoln Juggles in the "Shop"; Grant Comes East
Ch. 4. On the Verge of the Great Collision
Ch. 5. Troubled Military and Political Campaigns
Ch. 6. Trimming the Political Tree
Ch. 7. "I Begin to See It" - The Elusive "It"
Ch. 8. A Pretty Place from Which to Drop into a Dark, Dramatic Summer
Ch. 9. Trying to Pick Up the Military and Political Pieces
Ch. 10. August: The Darkest Month
Ch. 11. Six Words from Sherman
Ch. 12. Sheridan Goes In; Lincoln Gets Out the Vote
Ch. 13. The Final Mile to the Polls: Rocks, Smooth Places, Puzzles
Ch. 14. The Forty-eight-Hour Election Day
Ch. 15. An Epic Year Begins Its Dramatic Close
Ch. 16. Lincoln's Last Christmas
Ch. 17. Goodbye, Mr. Lincoln
Alternate Titles: Eighteen sixty-four
Notes: LCCN: 2008034853
ISBN: 9781416552284
ISBN: 1416552286
ISBN: 9781416552291 (pbk.)
ISBN: 1416552294 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 475-491) and index
Summary: Historian-biographer Charles Bracelen Flood brings to life the drama of Lincoln's final year, in which he oversaw the last campaigns of the Civil War, was reelected as president, and laid out his majestic vision for the nation's future in a reunified South and in the expanding West. In that crucial year, the Civil War was far from won: as the year began, Lincoln had yet to appoint Ulysses S. Grant as the general-in-chief who would finally bring victory. At the same time, with the North sick of the war, Lincoln was facing a reelection battle in which hundreds of thousands of "Peace Democrats" were ready to negotiate to leave the Confederacy as a separate American nation. In his personal life, he had to deal with the erratic behavior of his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, and was unknowingly stalked by John Wilkes Booth.--From publisher description
OCLC Number: 232979161
ISBN/ISSN: 9781416552284