Noah Brooks as a young journalist first met Lincoln in 1856. Later in 1862 he came to Washington and was able, through his...

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WASHINGTON IN LINCOLN'S TIME

Noah Brooks as a young journalist first met Lincoln in 1856. Later in 1862 he came to Washington and was able, through his knowledge of politics and personalities, to help the President on a number of touchy matters and apointments and he became Lincoln's private secretary. Washington in Lincoln's Time was developed around 258 dispatches which Brooks had sent to the Pacific coast newspaper -- the Sacrament He reported on Washington as a camp city in 1862; General Meade's headquarters on the line; Congressional developments, legislation and the personalities of the Representatives and Senators; the Congressional maneuvering and reasoning which preceded passage of the 13th amendment; the Second Inaugural; life in the White House; the victory parade of the Union Army in May of 1865. Herbert Mitgang, writer and editor for the New York has provided the introduction and illuminating notes for this perceptive book which has too long been out of print.

Pub Date: Oct. 27, 1958

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Publisher: Rinehart

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1958