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Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington

by Ted Widmer

This is the story of Lincoln's fraught 1861 travel by rail from Springfield to the swamps of DC for his first inauguration, racing against a critical deadline and under threats of assassination. Along the way is a treasure trove of fascinating detail, city by city, town by town, against the backdrop of a country swiftly devolving into civil war. Shop All Monthly Picks.

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The Constitution of the United States of America and Selected Writings of the Founding Fathers (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)
The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom
Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots
The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians
Bag Man: The Wild Crimes, Audacious Cover-Up, and Spectacular Downfall of a Brazen Crook in the White House
Crisis of the Two Constitutions: The Rise, Decline, and Recovery of American Greatness Pre-Order Now
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