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Lincoln's boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the war for Lincoln's image

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A timely and intimate look into Abraham Lincoln's White House through the lives of his two closest aides and confidants Lincoln's official secretaries John Hay and John Nicolay enjoyed more access, witnessed more history, and knew Lincoln better than anyone outside of the president's immediate family. Hay and Nicolay were the gatekeepers of the Lincoln legacy. They read poetry and attendeded the theater with the president, commiserated with him over Union army setbacks, and plotted electoral strategy. They were present at every seminal event, from the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation to Lincoln's delivery of the Gettysburg Address--and they wrote about it after his death. In their biography of Lincoln, Hay and Nicolay fought to establish Lincoln's heroic legacy and to preserve a narrative that saw slavery--not states' rights--as the sole cause of the Civil War. As Joshua Zeitz shows, the image of a humble man with uncommon intellect who rose from obscurity to become a storied wartime leader and emancipator is very much their creation. Drawing on letters, diaries, and memoirs, Lincoln's Boys is part political drama and part coming-of-age tale--a fascinating story of friendship, politics, war, and the contest over history and remembrance.
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subject_facet Hay, John, -- 1838-1905, Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Friends and associates, Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Influence, Nicolay, John G. -- (John George), -- 1832-1901, Presidents -- United States -- Biography, Presidents -- United States -- Staff -- Biography, Private secretaries -- United States -- Biography
title_display Lincoln's boys : John Hay, John Nicolay, and the war for Lincoln's image
title_full Lincoln's Boys John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln's Image, Lincoln's boys : John Hay, John Nicolay, and the war for Lincoln's image / Joshua Zeitz
title_short Lincoln's boys :
title_sub John Hay, John Nicolay, and the war for Lincoln's image
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Friends and associates, Hay, John, History, Influence, Lincoln, Abraham, Nicolay, John G, Nonfiction, Politics, Presidents, Private secretaries, Staff