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by Michael Burlingame

Category: Americas
Subcategory: History books
Author: Michael Burlingame
ISBN: 0809322935
ISBN13: 978-0809322930
Language: English
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press; 1st edition (April 28, 2000)
Pages: 328
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John Hay' s sharp eye, facile pen, and luminous wit made him an impressive correspondent at any period of his life but especially so when he lived intimately in President Abraham Lincoln' s White House

John Hay' s sharp eye, facile pen, and luminous wit made him an impressive correspondent at any period of his life but especially so when he lived intimately in President Abraham Lincoln' s White House. Every scrap of Hay' s writing during the Civil War, whether unbuttoned or official, is invaluable to understanding a tumultuous period, which Hay observed from its very center. This is one of the most significant primary sources. dealing with Abraham Lincoln.

Burlingame has charged several Lincoln scholars with plagiarism. Michael Burlingame, ed. (2006). At Lincoln's Side: John Hay's Civil War Correspondence and Selected Writings. Holzer responded by charging that Burlingame had "riven the Lincoln field, and made it unpleasant to contribute scholarship.

Hey believed that "real history is told in private letters", and the 220 surviving letters and telegrams from his Civil War days prove that to be true, showing President Lincoln in action: "The Tycoon is in fine whack. I have rarely seen him more serene & busy. He is managing this war, the draft, foreign relations, and planning a reconstruction of the Union, all at once

At Lincoln's Side book.

At Lincoln's Side book. More than an inside glimpse of the Civil War White House, Hay’s surviving correspondence provides a window on the world of nineteenth-century Washington, .

John Hay believed that real history is told in private letters, and the more than 220 surviving letters and telegrams from his Civil War days prove that to be true, showing Abraham Lincoln in action: The Tycoon is in fine whack. I have rarely seen him more serene & busy

John Hay believed that real history is told in private letters, and the more than 220 surviving letters and telegrams from his Civil War days prove that to be true, showing Abraham Lincoln in action: The Tycoon is in fine whack. He is managing this war, the draft, foreign relations, and planning a reconstruction of the Union, all at once. I never knew with what tyrannous authority he rules the Cabinet, till now. The most important things he decides & there is no cavil.

Michael Burlingame is an American historian, and May Buckley Sadowski '19 Professor Emeritus of History at Connecticut College At Lincoln's Side: John Hay's Civil War Correspondence and Selected Writings.

Michael Burlingame is an American historian, and May Buckley Sadowski '19 Professor Emeritus of History at Connecticut College Contents. com/books?id I W1CyzcPTIC&pg PR24&dq Michael+Burlingame+(historian)&hl en&ei DA&sa X&oi book result&ct result&resnum 7&ved 0CEsQ6AEwBg.Abraham Lincoln: a life. 1. Johns Hopkins University Press.

At Lincoln��s Side: John Hay��s Civil War Correspondence and Selected Writings. Burlingame also includes some of the letters Hay composed for Lincoln's signature, including the celebrated letter of condolence to the Widow Bixby

At Lincoln��s Side: John Hay��s Civil War Correspondence and Selected Writings. Burlingame also includes some of the letters Hay composed for Lincoln's signature, including the celebrated letter of condolence to the Widow Bixby. More than an inside glimpse of the Civil War White House, Hay's surviving correspondence provides a window on the world of nineteenth-century Washington, .

At Lincoln's Side: John Hay's Civil War Correspondence and Selected Writings

At Lincoln's Side: John Hay's Civil War Correspondence and Selected Writings. ISBN 978-0-8093-2711-9 References. "Renowned Lincoln Scholar Michael Burlingame accepts Lincoln Chair".

John Hay believed that "real history is told in private letters," and the more than 220 surviving letters and telegrams from his Civil War days prove that to be true, showing Abraham Lincoln in action: "The Tycoon is in fine whack.

Side : John Hay's Civil War Correspondence and Selected Writings.

At Lincoln's Side : John Hay's Civil War Correspondence and Selected Writings. Select Format: Hardcover. John Hay believed that "real history is told in private letters," and the more than 220 surviving letters and telegrams from his Civil War days prove that to be true, showing Abraham Lincoln in action: "The Tycoon is in fine whack.

John Hay believed that ?real history is told in private letters,” and the more than 220 surviving letters and telegrams from his Civil War days prove that to be true, showing Abraham Lincoln in action: ?The Tycoon is in fine whack. I have rarely seen him more serene & busy. He is managing this war, the draft, foreign relations, and planning a reconstruction of the Union, all at once. I never knew with what tyrannous authority he rules the Cabinet, till now. The most important things he decides & there is no cavil.”

Along with Hay’s personal correspondence, Burlingame includes his surviving official letters. Though lacking the ?literary brilliance of [Hay’s] personal letters,” Burlingame explains, ?they help flesh out the historical record.” Burlingame also includes some of the letters Hay composed for Lincoln’s signature, including the celebrated letter of condolence to the Widow Bixby.

More than an inside glimpse of the Civil War White House, Hay’s surviving correspondence provides a window on the world of nineteenth-century Washington, D.C.

 

Comments to eBook At Lincoln's Side: John Hay's Civil War Correspondence and Selected Writings
Jaberini
This book is full of helpful footnotes and back-of-book explanatory material, including a
fascinating appendix on Mrs. Lincoln's character, or lack thereof. If you enjoy personal
glimpses of major personalities in the Lincoln era, you will find much here. I applaud
the most helpful back-of-book footnotes guides I've ever seen.
If footnotes can't appear at bottom of page (where, let's face it, they are most helpful)
this is the way to give the reader easy access. Atop each page in the footnotes section
is the range of page numbers where citations occur in the text.
watching to future
Hay was a close associate of President Lincoln throughout his presidency keeping his own log of the presidents days and the issues confronting him. Professor Burlingame has selected the military issues and generals which Lincoln had to deal with. McCleland turned into a weak military leader with his own dreams of taking over and ran against Lincoln in the second campaign. The three day battle of Gettysburg is a strength of the book and of course the appointment of Grant, the future president.
Ddilonyne
Interesting read
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