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The Resource House of Abraham : Lincoln and the Todds, a family divided by war, Stephen Berry

House of Abraham : Lincoln and the Todds, a family divided by war, Stephen Berry

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House of Abraham : Lincoln and the Todds, a family divided by war
Title
House of Abraham
Title remainder
Lincoln and the Todds, a family divided by war
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Berry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For all the talk of the Civil War "pitting brother against brother, " there has never before been a single book that traces the story of one family ravaged by that conflict. And no family could better illustrate the personal toll the war took than Lincoln's own. Mary Todd Lincoln was one of fourteen siblings who were split between the Confederacy and the Union. Three of her brothers fought, and two died, for the South. Several Todds--including Mary herself--bedeviled Lincoln's administration with their scandalous behavior. Historian Berry tells their saga with the emotional intensity of a novelist. The Todds' struggles haunted the president and moved him to avoid tactics or rhetoric that would dehumanize or scapegoat the Confederates. Drawing on his own familial experience, Lincoln was inspired to articulate a humanistic, even charitable view of the enemy that seems surpassingly wise in our time, let alone his.--From publisher description
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berry, Stephen William
Dewey number
  • 973.7092/2
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.25
LC item number
.B47 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Mary Todd
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • United States
  • Todd family
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House of Abraham : Lincoln and the Todds, a family divided by war, Stephen Berry
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [196]-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn123232229
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 255 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780618420056
Lccn
2007013992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • 920021
  • (Sirsi) o123232229
  • (OCoLC)123232229
Label
House of Abraham : Lincoln and the Todds, a family divided by war, Stephen Berry
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [196]-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn123232229
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 255 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780618420056
Lccn
2007013992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • 920021
  • (Sirsi) o123232229
  • (OCoLC)123232229

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