Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

A Life. 1861, From Springfield to Washington, Inauguration, and Distributing Patronage

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012 | Unabridged.
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Lincoln agrees to undertake a taxing, circuitous, 1,900-mile train ride from Springfield to Washington in order to accommodate Republican friends in various states where they want him to speak. He alternates between giving hard-line, conciliatory and embarrassing speeches concerning the southern secession at these victory stops, as well as dealing with the varied receptions he receives at Albany, Buffalo and New York City, etc. The threat of assassination and possible riots in Baltimore force Lincoln to enter Washington under the cover of darkness. Much to his chagrin, he is ridiculed by the press. His embarrassment at appearing weak and fearful may have disposed him in the momentous coming weeks to avoid steps that might deepen that unfortunate impression.
Publisher: [Rego Park] : Gildan Media Corp., 2012.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781469085449
1469085445
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (6 hr., 23 min., 27 sec.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Pratt, Sean
Summary: Lincoln agrees to undertake a taxing, circuitous, 1,900-mile train ride from Springfield to Washington in order to accommodate Republican friends in various states where they want him to speak. He alternates between giving hard-line, conciliatory and embarrassing speeches concerning the southern secession at these victory stops, as well as dealing with the varied receptions he receives at Albany, Buffalo and New York City, etc. The threat of assassination and possible riots in Baltimore force Lincoln to enter Washington under the cover of darkness. Much to his chagrin, he is ridiculed by the press. His embarrassment at appearing weak and fearful may have disposed him in the momentous coming weeks to avoid steps that might deepen that unfortunate impression.

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