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The Resource The great comeback : how Abraham Lincoln beat the odds to win the 1860 Republican nomination, Gary Ecelbarger

The great comeback : how Abraham Lincoln beat the odds to win the 1860 Republican nomination, Gary Ecelbarger

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The great comeback : how Abraham Lincoln beat the odds to win the 1860 Republican nomination
Title
The great comeback
Title remainder
how Abraham Lincoln beat the odds to win the 1860 Republican nomination
Statement of responsibility
Gary Ecelbarger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the winter of 1858-59, Abraham Lincoln looked to be anything but destined for greatness. Just shy of his fiftieth birthday, Lincoln was wallowing in the depths of despair following his loss to Stephen Douglas in the 1858 senatorial campaign and was taking stock of his life. In The Great Comeback, historian Gary Ecelbarger takes us on the road with Abraham Lincoln, from the last weeks of 1858 to his unlikely Republican presidential nomination in the middle of May 1860."
  • "In tracing Lincoln's steps from city to city, from one public appearance to the next along the campaign trail, we see the future president shape and polish his public persona. Although he had accounted himself well in the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates, the man from Springfield, Illinois, was nevertheless seen as the darkest of dark horses for the highest office in the land. Upon hearing Lincoln speak, one contemporary said, "Mr
  • Lincoln has an ungainly figure, but one loses sight of that, or rather the first impression disappears in the absorbed attention which the matter of the speech commands." The reader sees how this "ungainly figure" shrewdly spun his platform to crowds far and wide and, in doing so, became a public celebrity on par with any throughout the land."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ecelbarger, Gary L.
Dewey number
973.7092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.4
LC item number
.E28 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Presidents
  • Political campaigns
  • Presidential candidates
  • Presidents
  • United States
Label
The great comeback : how Abraham Lincoln beat the odds to win the 1860 Republican nomination, Gary Ecelbarger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-273) 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
Bloomington, IL: Dec 1858 -- Recovery -- Divided house -- Chase's backyard -- The giant killer -- Birth of a boom -- Winter heat -- Seward's backyard -- The candidate -- The rail splitter -- Convention week -- The Wigwam -- The nominee
Control code
213300712
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 286 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312374136
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008020649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)213300712
Label
The great comeback : how Abraham Lincoln beat the odds to win the 1860 Republican nomination, Gary Ecelbarger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-273) 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
Bloomington, IL: Dec 1858 -- Recovery -- Divided house -- Chase's backyard -- The giant killer -- Birth of a boom -- Winter heat -- Seward's backyard -- The candidate -- The rail splitter -- Convention week -- The Wigwam -- The nominee
Control code
213300712
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 286 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780312374136
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008020649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)213300712

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