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A friend of Mr. Lincoln : a novel / Stephen Harrigan.

Harrigan, Stephen, 1948- author. (Author).
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  • 30 of 31 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 31 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brownstown Public Library - Brownstown FIC HARRIGA (Text) 79361000097498 Adult Fiction Available -
Butler Public Library - Butler FIC HARRIG (Text) 73174005027598 Adult: Fiction Available -
Clinton Public Library - Clinton F HAR (Text) 36806002060893 NEW ITEMS Available -
Eckhart Public Library - Main F HARRIGAN stephen Friend (Text) 840191002216303 Adult Fiction - Second Floor Available -
Garrett Public Library FIC HAR (Text) 30010170766854 Fiction Available -
Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library - Greensburg FIC HARRIGAN (Text) 32826014002257 Adult Fiction Available -
Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood HAR (Text) 36626103708277 Adult Fiction Available -
Jay County Public Library - Portland AF HARRI (Text) 76383000439658 Adult Fiction Available -
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison F (Text) 39391006720773 Fiction Available -
Jennings County Public Library - North Vernon FIC HAR (Text) 30653001402007 New Adult Fic Checked out 12/08/2016
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307700674
  • ISBN: 0307700674
  • Physical Description: 415 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note: Subtitle from book jacket.
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.: "The novel opens in 1832 in the Black Hawk War, when Micajah (Cage) Weatherby--an imaginary character--and Lincoln meet. Afterwards Cage musters out to Springfield, Illinois, where he becomes part of the group of ambitious young men, which includes Lincoln, in this frontier town on the make. And it is through Cage that we come to know his friend Lincoln in his twenties and early thirties, the Lincoln who is already a circuit-riding lawyer and a member of the state legislature, filled with an almost ungovernable ambition. But to Cage and to others with big dreams in this group--which includes Joshua Speed, Billy Herndon, Ninian Edwards, Stephen Douglas, Jim Reed--he is also a beloved, hypnotic figure, physically powerful, by turns charmingly awkward and mesmerizingly self-possesed, and a supremely gifted story teller, a man of whom they expect big things. Cage, a poet, both admires and clashes with Lincoln, as Lincoln's legal ethics allow him to take a murderer's case, or clients on both sides of the slavery issue. And Cage, himself engaged in a long affair with an independent young widow, charts Lincoln's never easy path, from his high spirits and earthy jokes to his soul-hollowing sadness and bouts with the hypo (depression), from his disastrous courtship of another Mary to finally marriage with beautiful, capricious, politically savvy, Mary Todd, who at the close of the novel in 1847 has presented him one son and some stability, although it leads to conflict with Cage, and sends the two men on very different paths into the future"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 > Friends and associates > Fiction.
FICTION / Historical.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Biographical.
Genre: Historical fiction
Biographical fiction

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