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The Resource A Friend of Mr. Lincoln, Stephen Harrigan

A Friend of Mr. Lincoln, Stephen Harrigan

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A Friend of Mr. Lincoln
Title
A Friend of Mr. Lincoln
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Harrigan
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is Illinois in the 1830s and 1840s. Abraham Lincoln is a circuit-riding lawyer, a member of the state legislature, a man of almost ungovernable ambition. To his friends he is also a beloved figure, by turns charmingly awkward and mesmerizingly self-possessed -- a man of whom they, too, expect big things. Among his friends and political colleagues are Joshua Speed, William Herndon, Stephen Douglas, and many others who have come to the exploding frontier town of Springfield to find their futures. It is through another friend, a fictional poet, Cage Weatherby, that we will come to know Lincoln in his twenties and thirties, as a series of formative, surprising incidents unfolds -- his service in the Black Hawk War, his participation in a poetry-writing society, a challenge to a duel that begins as a farce but quickly rises to lethal potential ... Cage both admires and clashes with Lincoln, sometimes questioning his legal ethics and his cautious stance on slavery. But he is by Lincoln's side as Lincoln slips back and forth between high spirits and soul-hollowing sadness and depression, and as he recovers from a disastrous courtship of one woman to marry the beautiful, capricious, politically savvy Mary Todd. It is Mary who will bring stability to Lincoln's life, but who will also trigger a conflict that sends the two men on very different paths into the future
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Index
no index present
Literary form
dramas
Label
A Friend of Mr. Lincoln, Stephen Harrigan
Instantiates
Publication
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
951948168
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
  • First Vintage Books Edition.
  • First Vintage Books Edition.
Extent
415 pages
Isbn
9780307745330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
System control number
(OCoLC)951948168
Label
A Friend of Mr. Lincoln, Stephen Harrigan
Publication
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
951948168
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
  • First Vintage Books Edition.
  • First Vintage Books Edition.
Extent
415 pages
Isbn
9780307745330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
System control number
(OCoLC)951948168

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