By Michael Anderson
Age variety: 12 - 17 Years
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 formative years 12
Chapter 2 Lincoln In Illinois 23
Chapter three nationwide Politics 39
Chapter four Presidency 49
For additional information 73
For extra examining 76
Index seventy eight
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14 When Julia Grant sought to mollify Mary, the first lady’s fury fell on her. 15 And then, to cap the incident, Mary Lincoln turned her wrath on the president. To the utter pain and embarrassment of all, the maniacal display continued without letup, the husband meekly absorbing the punishment with a look of sadness and despair, as if he had suffered such tongue-lashings a thousand times before. 16 Understandably, and in no uncertain terms, Julia Grant later that evening informed her famous husband that she would never again under any circumstances accompany the first lady anywhere.
Ulysses Grant led by example. Invited to attend the cabinet meeting, the general’s generous terms to Robert E. Lee placed both 34 t h e d a r k e s t d aw n North and South on the road to peace with a firm footing. Of all the gathering, perhaps Edwin Stanton differed most. Hard, vindictive, unforgiving, the secretary of war had such an intense hatred of treason and secession that he felt only a severe chastisement of Confederate leaders would be sufficient to warn future generations of the terrible cost of rebellion.
26 As the couple rode through the streets, bundled against the chill, they passed motley piles of debris from the celebration of the night preceding—crumpled bunting, smoldering bonfires, whiskey bottles. Another, though smaller, victory demonstration was planned for that evening. But the president and first lady would not be among the revelers. They would instead go to Ford’s Theater, as planned, and begin living that quiet life Lincoln spoke so fondly of. Meanwhile, those with a genuine interest in the survival of the nation could only give thanks to the Almighty above that the chief executive had been spared to lead the country for another four years.
Abraham Lincoln (Pivotal Presidents: Profiles in Leadership) by Michael Anderson