Lincoln's White House: The People's House in Wartime
- By James B. Conroy
- Hardcover: 328 pages
James B. Conroy’s Lincoln’s White House paints vivid imagery of the look, feel, and smell of the executive mansion from Lincoln’s inauguration in 1861 to his assassination in 1865. In four tumultuous years in American history, the Lincolns and the administration led the government, conducted war, and ultimately unified the country from the White House. Conroy takes us behind the scenes and helps us see the constant streams of people—from everyday citizens to visiting dignitaries and diplomats—who called on President Lincoln. He traces Lincoln’s growth as a man and a leader as he learns to use the White House as a rallying point for the nation, a platform for racial progress, and an engine for social change.
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