Lincoln's White House : the people's house in wartime / James B. Conroy.
- London : Rowman & Littlefield, 
x, 311 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
- Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
White House (Washington, D.C.).
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
Politics and government.
- Lincolns White House is the first book devoted to capturing the look, feel, and smell of the executive mansion from Lincolns inauguration in 1861 to his assassination in 1865. We see the constant stream of visitors, from ordinary citizens to visiting dignitaries and diplomats. Relying on fresh research and a character-driven narrative and drawing on untapped primary sources, Conroy takes the reader on a behind-the-scenes tour that provides new insight into how Lincoln lived, led the government, conducted war, and ultimately, unified the country to build a better government of, by, and for the people.
- The painful sense of becoming educated
A strange mixture of enthusiasm and greed
Plain and simple in its appointments
A miscellaneous assortment of life and character
The White House is turned into barracks
It is good to look at beauty once in a while
Ink stained and work worn
The Republican queen in her white palace
This is a God forsaken hole
Flub dubs for that damned old house
My public opinion baths
Bright jewels and bright eyes
Not an American crime
Bundles and bales
Like so many greenhead flies
Crazy and poetry
I happen temporarily to occupy this big White House
And everything seemed to weep.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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