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Lincoln's first crisis : Fort Sumter and the betrayal of the president

Author: William Bruce Johnson
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Stackpole Books, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
""Lincoln's First Crisis" covers four of the most consequential months in American history: December 1860 through April 1861. In this thoughtful, careful reassessment, Johnson reconstructs the beginning of the Civil War, when Lincoln bested his rivals and established himself as commander in chief, doing so on his own political, moral, and military terms that helped lay the foundation for meaningful Union victory"--

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Johnson, William Bruce.
Lincoln's first crisis
Guilford, Connecticut : Stackpole Books, 2020.
(DLC) 2019050527
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Bruce Johnson
ISBN: 9780811739405 0811739406
OCLC Number: 1127072985
Description: v, 435 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: "Our stormy-browed sister" --
"A standing menace" --
"An act of gross breach of faith" --
Crossing the bar --
"A point of pride" --
"Hold, occupy, and possess" --
"Mr. Seward has triumphed" --
A sea of troubles --
Captain Meigs and Lieutenant Porter --
Under siege --
"Sail on, o ship of state!" --
"At the first favorable moment" --
"We have the honor to notify you" --
"We have humbled the flag of the United States" --
"Wavering hearts were turned in iron".
Responsibility: William Bruce Johnson.


In this thoughtful, careful reassessment, Johnson combines thorough research and the latest historiography with a litigator's methodical analysis and a storyteller's ear to reconstruct the beginning  Read more...


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This is an extraordinary book, made so in part by the obvious comparisons between our time and the days occurring just as the Civil War simmered and then exploded into our national history-and into Read more...

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Recommended for Civil War buffs and those who enjoy political intrigue

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