Every Drop Of Blood 2

Every Drop Of Blood

Every Drop Of Blood

A brilliantly conceived and vividly drawn story—Washington, D.C. on the eve of Abraham Lincoln’s historic second inaugural address as the lens through which to understand all the complexities of the Civil War By March 4, 1865, the Civil War had slaughtered more than 700,000 Americans and left intractable wounds on the nation. After a morning of rain-drenched fury, tens of thousands crowded Washington’s Capitol grounds that day to see Abraham Lincoln take the oath for a second term. As the sun emerged, Lincoln rose to give perhaps the greatest inaugural address in American history, stunning the nation by arguing, in a brief 701 words, that both sides had been wrong, and that the war’s unimaginable horrors—every drop of blood spilled—might well have been God’s just verdict on the national sin of slavery. Edward Achorn reveals the nation’s capital on that momentous day—with its mud, sewage, and saloons, its prostitutes, spies, reporters, social-climbing spouses and power-hungry politicians—as a microcosm of all the opposing forces that had driven the country apart. A host of characters, unknown and famous, had converged on Washington—from grievously wounded Union colonel Selden Connor in a Washington hospital and the embarrassingly drunk new vice president, Andrew Johnson, to poet-journalist Walt Whitman; from soldiers’ advocate Clara Barton and African American leader and Lincoln critic-turned-admirer Frederick Douglass (who called the speech “a sacred effort”) to conflicted actor John Wilkes Booth—all swirling around the complex figure of Lincoln. In indelible scenes, Achorn vividly captures the frenzy in the nation’s capital at this crucial moment in America’s history and the tension-filled hope and despair afflicting the country as a whole, soon to be heightened by Lincoln's assassination. His story offers new understanding of our great national crisis, and echoes down the decades to resonate in our own time.

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Genre : History
Author : Edward Achorn
Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press
Release : 2020-03-03
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9780802148766


With Every Drop Of Blood

With Every Drop Of Blood

A vivid portrayal of the Civil War. Johnny, fourteen, convinces his mother to let him join a wagon train carrying food to Confederate soldiers. He has been brought up to believe that all blacks are stupid; thus, when captured by a black Union soldier who insists that Johnny teach him to read, he deliberately tricks him. The boy is surprised the soldier saves him from imprisonment and their relationship grows throughout the book.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : James Lincoln Collier
Publisher : Blackstone Publishing
Release : 2012-05-01
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781620642023


The Complete Concordance To Shakspere Being A Verval Index To All The Passages In The Dramatic Works Of The Poet New Ed

The Complete Concordance To Shakspere Being A Verval Index To All The Passages In The Dramatic Works Of The Poet New Ed

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Author : Mary-Cowden Clarke
Publisher :
Release : 1875
Total Pages : 860 Pages
ISBN : ONB:+Z223278203


A Complete Concordance To Shakespeare

A Complete Concordance To Shakespeare

A complete concordance or verbal index to words, phrases and passages in the dramatic works of Shakespeare. There is also a supplementary concordance to the poems. This is an essential reference work for all students and readers of Shakespeare.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : John Bartlett
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-02-17
Total Pages : 1909 Pages
ISBN : 9781349169566


The Complete Concordance To Shakspere Being A Verbal Index To All The Passages In The Dramatic Works Of The Poet By Mrs Cowden Clarke

The Complete Concordance To Shakspere Being A Verbal Index To All The Passages In The Dramatic Works Of The Poet By Mrs Cowden Clarke

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Author : Mary Cowden Clarke
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Release : 1870
Total Pages : 860 Pages
ISBN : IBNF:CF001149964


The Complete Concordance To Shakespere Being A Verbal Index To All The Passages In The Dramatic Works Of The Poet

The Complete Concordance To Shakespere Being A Verbal Index To All The Passages In The Dramatic Works Of The Poet

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Genre :
Author : Hary-Cowden Clarke
Publisher :
Release : 1845
Total Pages : 860 Pages
ISBN : ONB:+Z165455209


The Complete Concordance To Shakspere

The Complete Concordance To Shakspere

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Genre :
Author : Mary Cowden Clarke
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Release : 1845
Total Pages : 860 Pages
ISBN : UIUC:30112042671914


The Complete Concordance To Shakspere

The Complete Concordance To Shakspere

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Author : Mary Victoria Cowden Clarke
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Release : 1845
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : OXFORD:590237888


The Complete Concordance To Shakespeare

The Complete Concordance To Shakespeare

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Genre : English language
Author : Mary Cowden Clarke
Publisher :
Release : 1878
Total Pages : 860 Pages
ISBN : UVA:X000737411


The Complete Concordance To Shakspeare

The Complete Concordance To Shakspeare

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Author : Mary Cowden Clarke
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Release : 1845
Total Pages : 860 Pages
ISBN : BSB:BSB10749964