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The Resource A friend of Mr. Lincoln, Stephen Harrigan

A friend of Mr. Lincoln, Stephen Harrigan

Label
A friend of Mr. Lincoln
Title
A friend of Mr. Lincoln
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Harrigan
Creator
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
Member of
Summary
Depicts Abraham Lincoln in his 20s and 30s, as he works as a lawyer and in the state legislature and spends time with a fictional poet, Cage Weatherby
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10466921
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harrigan, Stephen
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.A626
LC item number
F75 2016b
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print historical fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Mary Todd
  • Poets
  • Friendship
  • Black Hawk War, 1832
  • Historical fiction
  • Biographical fiction
  • Springfield (Ill.)
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
Label
A friend of Mr. Lincoln, Stephen Harrigan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 673-676)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
679 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410489272
Lccn
2016000742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)934432689
  • (OCoLC)ocn934432689
Label
A friend of Mr. Lincoln, Stephen Harrigan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 673-676)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
679 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410489272
Lccn
2016000742
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)934432689
  • (OCoLC)ocn934432689

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