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Courting Mr. Lincoln, by Louis Bayard

Label
Courting Mr. Lincoln
Title
Courting Mr. Lincoln
Statement of responsibility
by Louis Bayard
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Mary Todd meets Abraham Lincoln in Springfield in the winter of 1840, he is on no one's shortlist to be president. Rough and reticent, he's a country lawyer lacking money and manners, living above a dry goods shop, but with a gift for oratory. Mary, a quick, self-possessed debutante with a tireless interest in debates and elections, at first finds him an enigma. "I can only hope," she tells his roommate, the handsome, charming Joshua Speed, "that his waters being so very still, they also run deep." It's not long, though, before she sees the Lincoln that Speed knows: a man who, despite his awkwardness, is amiable and profound, with a gentle wit to match his genius and a respect for her keen political mind. But as her relationship with Lincoln deepens, she must confront his inseparable friendship with Speed, who has taught his roommate how to dance, dress, and navigate the polite society of Springfield. Told in the alternating voices of Mary Todd and Joshua Speed, and rich with historical detail, Courting Mr. Lincoln creates a sympathetic and complex portrait of Mary unlike any that has come before; a moving portrayal of the deep and very real connection between the two men; and most of all, an evocation of the unformed man who would grow into one of the nation's most beloved presidents
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DLC
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Bayard, Louis
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.A85864
LC item number
C68 2019b
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print core
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Mary Todd
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Speed, Joshua F.
  • Courtship
  • Springfield (Ill.)
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
Label
Courting Mr. Lincoln, by Louis Bayard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1090695745
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
663 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432865115
Lccn
2019011621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781432865115
  • (OCoLC)1090695745
Label
Courting Mr. Lincoln, by Louis Bayard
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1090695745
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
663 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432865115
Lccn
2019011621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781432865115
  • (OCoLC)1090695745

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