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Author Holzer, Harold
Title Lincoln president-elect : Abraham Lincoln and the great secession winter 1860-1861 / Harold Holzer
Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008

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Edition 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
Descript x, 623 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents Introduction -- Pt. 1. THE PROMISE OF SOMETHING BETTER. The government is about to fall into our hands -- My troubles have just commenced -- We won't jump that ditch -- A masterly inactivity -- The tug has to come -- Very much like the critter -- Pt. 2. THE MOMENTOUS ISSUE OF CIVIL WAR. If we surrender, it is the end of us -- Will you hazard so desperate a step? -- With a task before me -- No occasion for any excitement -- I would rather be assassinated -- Plain as a turnpike road -- The ultimate justice of the people -- Epilogue : Mystic chords of memory -- What became of...?
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 493-595) and index
Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Political career before 1861
United States -- Politics and government -- 1857-1861
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Causes
ISBN/ISSN 9780743289474

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