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The presidents' war : six American presidents and the Civil War that divided them, Chris DeRose

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The presidents' war : six American presidents and the Civil War that divided them
Title
The presidents' war
Title remainder
six American presidents and the Civil War that divided them
Statement of responsibility
Chris DeRose
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For the first time, readers will experience America’s gravest crisis through the eyes of the five former presidents who lived it. Author and historian Chris DeRose chronicles history’s most epic Presidential Royal Rumble, which culminated in a multi-front effort against Lincoln’s reelection bid, but not before: * John Tyler engaged in shuttle diplomacy between President Buchanan and the new Confederate Government. He chaired the Peace Convention of 1861, the last great hope for a political resolution to the crisis. When it failed, Tyler joined the Virginia Secession Convention, voted to leave the Union, and won election to the Confederate Congress. * Van Buren, who had schemed to deny Lincoln the presidency, supported him in his efforts after Fort Sumter, and thwarted Franklin Pierce's attempt at a meeting of the ex-Presidents to undermine Lincoln. * Millard Fillmore hosted Lincoln and Mary Todd on their way to Washington, initially supported the war effort, offered critical advice to keep Britain at bay, but turned on Lincoln over emancipation. * Franklin Pierce, talked about as a Democratic candidate in 1860 and ’64, was openly hostile to Lincoln and supportive of the South, an outspoken critic of Lincoln especially on civil liberties. After Vicksburg, when Jefferson Davis’s home was raided, a secret correspondence between Pierce and the Confederate President was revealed. * James Buchanan, who had left office as seven states had broken away from the Union, engaged in a frantic attempt to vindicate his administration, in part by tying himself to Lincoln and supporting the war, arguing that his successor had simply followed his policies. How Abraham Lincoln battled against his predecessors to preserve the Union and later to put an end to slavery is a thrilling tale of war waged at the top level of power
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.7092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E458
  • E458
LC item number
  • .D45 2014
  • .D45 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The presidents' war : six American presidents and the Civil War that divided them, Chris DeRose
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Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. In Jackson's time -- I met nullification at its threshold -- The freshmen -- The setting sun -- ... and Tyler, too -- War in Mexico! -- The 30th Congress -- A final settlement -- A hell of a storm -- The final election of the old America -- General Jackson is dead! -- The first and only choice of the Republicans of Illinois -- A startling tide of reckless fanaticism -- Five against Lincoln -- The gathering storm -- The tug has to come -- The last winter of peace -- That all will yet be well -- Home again -- Breakfast at Fort Sumter -- The meeting that never was -- The border states -- Twilight at Wheatland, dawn at Manassas -- To lose Kentucky is nearly the same as to lose the whole game -- Capture on the high seas -- The bottom is out of the tub -- Greenbacks and ironclads -- Any explanations which you may offer would be acceptable -- West and east -- The very vortex of hell -- Destroy the rebel army, if possible -- A continuation of war by other means -- A storm of lead -- If my name ever goes into history, it will be for this act -- We are ruined -- The brave men, living and dead -- The Fourth of July -- A new birth of freedom -- Our old home -- Those not skinning can hold a leg -- Not unworthy to remain in my present position -- The last full measure -- Epilogue. Do not despair of the republic
Control code
904968138
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Lyons paperback edition.
Extent
xii, 379 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781493009541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) a1232797
Label
The presidents' war : six American presidents and the Civil War that divided them, Chris DeRose
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. In Jackson's time -- I met nullification at its threshold -- The freshmen -- The setting sun -- ... and Tyler, too -- War in Mexico! -- The 30th Congress -- A final settlement -- A hell of a storm -- The final election of the old America -- General Jackson is dead! -- The first and only choice of the Republicans of Illinois -- A startling tide of reckless fanaticism -- Five against Lincoln -- The gathering storm -- The tug has to come -- The last winter of peace -- That all will yet be well -- Home again -- Breakfast at Fort Sumter -- The meeting that never was -- The border states -- Twilight at Wheatland, dawn at Manassas -- To lose Kentucky is nearly the same as to lose the whole game -- Capture on the high seas -- The bottom is out of the tub -- Greenbacks and ironclads -- Any explanations which you may offer would be acceptable -- West and east -- The very vortex of hell -- Destroy the rebel army, if possible -- A continuation of war by other means -- A storm of lead -- If my name ever goes into history, it will be for this act -- We are ruined -- The brave men, living and dead -- The Fourth of July -- A new birth of freedom -- Our old home -- Those not skinning can hold a leg -- Not unworthy to remain in my present position -- The last full measure -- Epilogue. Do not despair of the republic
Control code
904968138
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Lyons paperback edition.
Extent
xii, 379 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781493009541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) a1232797

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