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Lincoln's Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers' Home

By: Pinsker, Matthew

Price: $12.88

Publisher: New York, NY, Oxford Univ. Press: 2003

Seller ID: 004097

ISBN: 0195162064

Condition: New in New dust jacket


After the heartbreaking death of his son Willie, Abraham Lincoln and his family fled the gloom that hung over the White House, moving into a small cottage outside Washington, on the grounds of the Solders' Home. This was a residence for disabled military veterans. This book offers a fascinating portrait of Lincoln's stay in this cottage and tells the story of the president's remarkable growth as a national leader and a private man, living in this cottage for a quarter of his presidency. Based on research of rarely tapped resources, this book offers a completely fresh view of Abraham Lincoln - ... View more info