Lincoln's Other White House: The Untold Story of the Man and His Presidency [NOOK Book]

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"It is where Lincoln lived and worked, where his son played and his wife found solace, where ideas took shape and his last, best hopes for America took flight."

–President Bill Clinton, July 7, 2000 from a speech given at the dedication of Anderson Cottage

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"Elizabeth Smith Brownstein promises new material and perspectives beyond the familiar Lincolnalia and she delivers. Lincoln's Other White House: The Untold Story of the Man and His Presidency is an engrossing ...

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Overview

"It is where Lincoln lived and worked, where his son played and his wife found solace, where ideas took shape and his last, best hopes for America took flight."

–President Bill Clinton, July 7, 2000 from a speech given at the dedication of Anderson Cottage

Advance Praise for Lincoln's Other White House

"Elizabeth Smith Brownstein promises new material and perspectives beyond the familiar Lincolnalia and she delivers. Lincoln's Other White House: The Untold Story of the Man and His Presidency is an engrossing account of Lincoln that centers on the Soldiers' Home, but ranges well beyond the presidential retreat to consider a variety of topics—his marriage, his views on emancipation and race, even his relationship with the secretary of war, Edwin Stanton. This is a significant contribution to the study of the man and to his time and place."

—Jean Baker, Professor of History, Goucher College

"Only on occasion does the unceasing flow of new Lincoln titles yield a book of fresh insight and graceful prose. Lincoln's Other White House has that rare distinction. Elizabeth Brownstein vividly captures life at the Soldiers' Home, where the Lincolns found relief from wartime and White House stress. More than an account of their summer residence, this book also offers lively vignettes and thoughtful assessments of the Union generals, cabinet officers, politicians, and friends who visited him there."

—Cullom Davis, Coeditor, The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln

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Editorial Reviews

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Brownstein (If This House Could Talk) compiles a detailed portrait of Lincoln's sojourns to the Soldiers' Home, a country residence on the grounds of a veterans' asylum three miles north of the White House, where he and his family spent several months a year from 1862 to 1864. This 160-year-old villa, declared a national monument in 2000, served as the Lincolns' refuge from Washington's oppressive summers, if not from a steady stream of visitors, the threat of Confederate kidnapping plots and the proximity of the Civil War battlefront. (They were "in hearing of cannonshot," Lincoln wrote.) Brownstein addresses familiar themes of the Lincoln presidency, including the solidity of his union with Mary Todd Lincoln. She also cites evidence for the site as the location of the drafting of the Emancipation Proclamation and chronicles both Lincoln's interactions with the free black household staff and escaped slaves housed in nearby camps. This laudatory account, commissioned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to help rescue the Lincoln Cottage from obscurity, is dense with excerpts from primary source material, if not with new ideas and analysis. Agent, Paul Mahon. (Sept.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620459478
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/1/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 262
  • Sales rank: 407,934
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

ELIZABETH SMITH BROWNSTEIN is a researcher, writer, and producer of cultural documentaries and public affairs programs. She is also the author of If This House Could Talk . . . : Historic Homes, Extraordinary Americans.
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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Prologue 1
Part 1 Lincoln's Long Journey to the Soldiers' Home
1 Beginnings 7
2 The Riggs Villa 13
3 Washington and the White House 19
Part 2 Lincoln at the Soldiers' Home
4 Embattled Retreat 53
5 The Lincoln Marriage 81
6 Lincoln's Achilles' Heel 93
7 Lincoln's Favorite Storytellers 103
8 Lincoln and Freedom 113
9 Poems on Slavery 135
10 Lincoln's Secretary of War 141
11 Lincoln and the Tools of War 150
12 Lincoln's Quartermaster General 158
13 Lincoln as Commander in Chief: The Soldiers 164
14 The Generals 182
15 The Political General: Daniel Sickles 185
16 The Professional General: Joseph Hooker 191
17 The Political General: Benjamin Butler 199
18 Lincoln and His Cabinet 209
Epilogue 223
Acknowledgments 229
Notes 233
Additional Sources 251
Index 253
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