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Lincoln [electronic resource] : Narratives of Empire Series, Book 2. Gore Vidal.

Vidal, Gore. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307784230 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage, 2011.

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Summary, etc.: Lincoln is the cornerstone of Gore Vidal's fictional American chronicle, which includes Burr, 1876, Washington, D.C., Empire, and Hollywood. It opens early on a frozen winter morning in 1861, when President-elect Abraham Lincoln slips into Washington, flanked by two bodyguards. The future president is in disguise, for there is talk of a plot to murder him. During the next four years there will be numerous plots to murder this man who has sworn to unite a disintegrating nation. Isolated in a ramshackle White House in the center of a proslavery city, Lincoln presides over a fragmenting government as Lee's armies beat at the gates. In this profoundly moving novel, a work of epic proportions and intense human sympathy, Lincoln is observed by his loved ones and his rivals. The cast of characters is almost Dickensian: politicians, generals, White House aides, newspapermen, Northern and Southern conspirators, amiably evil bankers, and a wife slowly going mad. Vidal's portrait of the...
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Subject: Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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