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Title Lincoln's greatest journey : sixteen days that changed a presidency (March 24-April 8, 1865) / Noah Andre Trudeau.
Author Trudeau, Noah Andre, 1949-
Publication El Dorado Hills, California : Savas Beatie, [2016]
Edition First edition.
Description xiii, 337 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Call # 973.7092 T
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-327) and index.
Contents January-March, 1865 -- Saturday, March 25, 1865 -- Sunday, March 26, 1865 -- Monday, March 27, 1865 -- Tuesday, March 28, 1865 -- Wednesday, March 29, 1865 -- Thursday, March 30, 1865 -- Friday, March 31, 1865 -- Saturday, April 1, 1865 -- Sunday, April 2, 1865 -- Monday, April 3, 1865 -- Tuesday, April 4, 1865 -- Wednesday, April 5, 1865 -- Thursday, April 6, 1865 -- Friday, April 7, 1865 -- Saturday, April 8, 1865 -- Sunday, April 9, 1865.
Summary March 1865: The United States was at a crossroads and, truth be told, Abraham Lincoln was a sick man. "I am very unwell," he confided to a close acquaintance. A vast and terrible civil war was winding down, leaving momentous questions for a war-weary president to address. A timely invitation from General U. S. Grant provided the impetus for an escape to City Point, Virginia, a journey from which Abraham Lincoln drew much more than he ever expected. Lincoln's Greatest Journey: Sixteen Days that Changed a Presidency, March 24 - April 8, 1865, by Noah Andre Trudeau offers the first comprehensive account of a momentous time. Lincoln traveled to City Point, Virginia, in late March 1865 to escape the constant interruptions in the nation's capital that were carrying off a portion of his vitality, and to make his personal amends for having presided over the most destructive war in American history in order to save the nation. Lincoln returned to Washington sixteen days later with a renewed sense of purpose, urgency, and direction that would fundamentally shape his second term agenda. Previous coverage of this unprecedented trip, his longest break from the White House since he had taken office, has been sketchy at best, and often based on seriously flawed sources. Lincoln's Greatest Journey represents the most extensively researched and detailed story of these decisive sixteen days at City Point in a narrative laden with many heretofore unpublished accounts. The richly shaped prose, a hallmark of Trudeau's pen, rewrites much of the heretofore misunderstood story of what really happened to Lincoln during this time. A fresh, more complete picture of Lincoln emerges. This is Lincoln at a time of great personal and national change?the story of how he made peace with the past and became firmly future-focused, all set against a dramatically new narrative of what really happened during those last weeks of his life. It infuses the well-worn Lincoln narrative with fresh sources to fundamentally change an often-told story in ways large and small. Rather than treat Lincoln as a dead man walking when he returns to Washington, Trudeau paints him as he surely was?a changed man profoundly influenced by all that he experienced while at City Point.
Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Military leadership.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Travel -- Virginia -- Hopewell.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865. (OCoLC)fst00030184
American Civil War (1861-1865) (OCoLC)fst01351658
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Peace.
Civil-military relations -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
City Point (Hopewell, Va.) -- History, Military -- 19th century.
Hopewell (Va.) -- History, Military -- 19th century.
Civil-military relations. (OCoLC)fst00862889
Command of troops. (OCoLC)fst00869220
Peace. (OCoLC)fst01055758
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Virginia. (OCoLC)fst01204597
Virginia -- Hopewell. (OCoLC)fst01222127
Virginia -- Hopewell -- City Point. (OCoLC)fst01315862
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Military history. (OCoLC)fst01411630
ISBN 9781611213263 (hardcover ; alk. paper) :
1611213266 (hardcover ; alk. paper) :

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