Lincoln president-elect : Abraham Lincoln and the great secession winter 1860-1861 / Harold Holzer.
Author: Holzer, Harold.
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008.
Description: x, 623 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subject: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Political career before 1861.
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Causes.
United States Politics and government 1857-1861.
Contents: The government is about to fall into our hands -- My troubles have just commenced -- We won't jump that ditch -- A masterly inactivity -- The tug has to come -- Very much like the critter -- If we surrender it is the end of us -- Will you hazard so desperate a step? -- With a task before me -- No occasion for any excitement -- I would rather be assassinated -- Plain as a turnpike road -- The ultimate justice of the people -- Epilogue : mystic chords of memory.