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Lincoln Observed: Civil War Dispatches of Noah Brooks
     

Lincoln Observed: Civil War Dispatches of Noah Brooks

by Noah Brooks, Michael Burlingame (Editor)
 

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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

John LaPlante
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.
Baton Rouge Advocate
William E. Gienapp
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801869150
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

Noah Brooks (1830-1903) was a journalist and editor who worked for newspapers in Sacramento, San Francisco, Newark, and New York. Michael Burlingame is the May Buckley Sadowski '19 Professor Emeritus of History at Connecticut College, author of The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln, and editor of An Oral History of Abraham Lincoln and Inside Lincoln's White House, among other books.

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