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The Resource Every drop of blood : the momentous second inauguration of Abraham Lincoln, Edward Achorn

Every drop of blood : the momentous second inauguration of Abraham Lincoln, Edward Achorn

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Every drop of blood : the momentous second inauguration of Abraham Lincoln
Title
Every drop of blood
Title remainder
the momentous second inauguration of Abraham Lincoln
Statement of responsibility
Edward Achorn
Title variation
Momentous second inauguration of Abraham Lincoln
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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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DLC
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Achorn, Edward
Dewey number
973.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.45
LC item number
.A36 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Inauguration
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Manners and customs
  • Politics and government
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
Label
Every drop of blood : the momentous second inauguration of Abraham Lincoln, Edward Achorn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Bloody Gashes on the Face of Heaven -- One and a Half Times Bigger -- A Message from Grant -- The Real Precious and Royal Ones -- Meditation on the Divine Will -- Public Sentiment Is Everything -- Indefinable Fascination -- The Blighting Pestilence -- There Was Murder in the Air -- A Future with Hope in It -- Andy Ain't a Drunkard -- An Excellent Chance to Kill the President -- With Malice toward None -- A Truth That Needed to Be Told -- A Sacred Effort -- Epilogue: The Stuff to Carry Them Through
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
xxxvi, 376 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802148742
Lccn
2019045236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)on1124773828
Label
Every drop of blood : the momentous second inauguration of Abraham Lincoln, Edward Achorn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Bloody Gashes on the Face of Heaven -- One and a Half Times Bigger -- A Message from Grant -- The Real Precious and Royal Ones -- Meditation on the Divine Will -- Public Sentiment Is Everything -- Indefinable Fascination -- The Blighting Pestilence -- There Was Murder in the Air -- A Future with Hope in It -- Andy Ain't a Drunkard -- An Excellent Chance to Kill the President -- With Malice toward None -- A Truth That Needed to Be Told -- A Sacred Effort -- Epilogue: The Stuff to Carry Them Through
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
xxxvi, 376 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802148742
Lccn
2019045236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)on1124773828

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