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Author Stoddard, William O., 1835-1925.

Title Lincoln's White House secretary : the adventurous life of William O. Stoddard / edited by Harold Holzer
Published Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 405 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Book Title; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Stoddard Family Tree; 2. Childhood in Rochester; 3. Boyhood in Homer; 4. The Old Garret and Other Wonders; 5. In the Village; 6. The River; 7. The Hill and the Woods; 8. The Academy and the Shop; 9. Syracuse: The Young City; 10. The Onondaga Street House; 11. Hoyt's School; 12. The Bookstore; 13. The New Garret; 14. The Church; 15. The Jerry Rescue Riot; 16. Miscellaneous; 17. Going to College; 18. College Days; 19. Junior Year; 20. Grand Prairie; Gallery; 21. Log Cabin Home; 22. Prairie Life
23. Prairie Winter24. Frontier Journalism; 25. Forward; 26. Suppers, Characters, and Incidents; 27. Lincoln and a New Beginning; 28. War; 29. A New Life in Washington; 30. The War City; 31. Guns and Things at the White House; 32. A Very Busy Year; 33. Wartime Enterprises; 34. About Mr. Lincoln; 35. The Long Winter of 1862; 36. Forward March; 37. On Assignment by the President; 38. Year of Decision, 1864; 39. Notes from the Southwest, and the Death of Lincoln; Afterword: Picturing Lincoln; Post Impressions; Notes; Index; Author Bio
Summary William Osborn Stoddard, Lincoln's "third secretary" who worked alongside John G. Nicolay and John Hay in the White House from 1861 to 1865, completed his autobiography in 1907, one of more than one hundred books he wrote. An abridged version was published by his son in 1955 as "Lincoln's Third Secretary: The Memoirs of William O. Stoddard." In this new, edited version, Lincoln's White House Secretary: The Adventurous Life of William O. Stoddard, Harold Holzer provides an introduction, afterword, and annotations and includes comments by Stoddard's granddaughter, Eleanor
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-398) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Friends and associates.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Stoddard, William O., 1835-1925 -- Homes and haunts -- New York (State)
Stoddard, William O., 1835-1925.
Journalists -- United States -- Biography.
Presidents -- United States -- Staff -- Biography.
Secretaries -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
Washington (D.C.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
Genre/Form Biography.
Personal narratives.
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
Author Holzer, Harold.
LC no. 2006028604
ISBN 0809387549 (electronic bk.)
9780809387540 (electronic bk.)