Every drop of blood : the momentous second inauguration of Abraham Lincoln
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New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2020.
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First edition., First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
ISBN
9780802148742, 0802148743
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xxxvi, 376 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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WENATCHEE PUBLIC LIBRARY
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Published
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2020.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition., First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Street Date
2003
Language
English
ISBN
9780802148742, 0802148743

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Subtitle from pre-publication: Hatred and healing at Lincoln's second inauguration.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-321) and index.
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"By March 4, 1865, the Civil War had slaughtered more than 700,000 Americans and left intractable wounds on the nation. That day, after a morning of rain-drenched fury, tens of thousands crowded Washington's Capitol grounds to see Abraham Lincoln take the oath for a second term. As the sun emerged, Lincoln rose to give perhaps the greatest inaugural address in American history, stunning the nation by arguing, in a brief 701 words, that both sides had been wrong, and that the war's unimaginable horrors-every drop of blood spilled-might well have been God's just verdict on the national sin of slavery. Edward Achorn reveals the nation's capital on that momentous day-with its mud, sewage, and saloons, its prostitutes, spies, reporters, social-climbing spouses, and power-hungry politicians-as a microcosm of all the opposing forces that had driven the country apart. Achorn weaves together the stories of the host of characters, unknown and famous, that had converged on Washington-from grievously wounded Union colonel Selden Connor in a Washington hospital, embarrassingly drunk new vice president Andrew Johnson, and poet-journalist Walt Whitman, to soldiers' advocate Clara Barton, African American leader Frederick Douglass (who called the speech "a sacred effort"), and conflicted actor John Wilkes Booth-all swirling around the complex figure of Lincoln. In indelible scenes, Achorn vividly captures the frenzy in the nation's capital at this crucial moment in America's history and the tension-filled hope and despair afflicting the country as a whole, soon to be heightened by Lincoln's assassination. His story offers new understanding of our great national crisis, and echoes down the decades to resonate in our own time"--

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Achorn, E. (2020). Every drop of blood: the momentous second inauguration of Abraham Lincoln (First edition.). Atlantic Monthly Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Achorn, Edward. 2020. Every Drop of Blood: The Momentous Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln. Atlantic Monthly Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Achorn, Edward. Every Drop of Blood: The Momentous Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln Atlantic Monthly Press, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Achorn, Edward. Every Drop of Blood: The Momentous Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln First edition., Atlantic Monthly Press, 2020.

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