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About the Author
Since the age of 18, Elizabeth has traveled widely in the United States, Europe, and Africa. She traveled across America, visiting over 125 potential sites in 20 states doing research for her first book, If This House Could Talk…Historic Homes, Extraordinary Americans (Simon & Schuster 1999). Abraham Lincoln’s Springfield, Illinois house, the only home he ever owned, was included in the book. Intensive research on that site, together with childhood intrigue for her father’s small Lincolniana collection, furnished the base from which she began working on Lincoln’s Other White House.
Table of ContentsForeword.
PART ONE: Lincoln’s Long Journey to the Soldiers’ Home.
2. The Riggs Villa.
3. Washington and the White House.
PART TWO: Lincoln at the Soldiers’ Home.
4. Embattled Retreat.
5. The Lincoln Marriage.
6. Lincoln’s Achilles’ Heel.
7. Lincoln’s Favorite Storytellers.
8. Lincoln and Freedom.
9. Poems on Slavery.
10. Lincoln’s Secretary of War.
11. Lincoln and the Tools of War.
12. Lincoln’s Quartermaster General.
13. Lincoln as Commander in Chief: The Soldiers.
14. The Generals.
15. The Political General: Daniel Sickles.
16. The Professional General: Joseph Hooker.
17. The Political General: Benjamin Butler.
18. Lincoln and His Cabinet.
What People are Saying About This
"Elizabeth Smith Brownstein promises new material and perspectives beyond the familiar Lincolnalia and she delivers. Lincoln’s Other White House: The Untold Story of the Man and His Presidency is an engrossing account of Lincoln that centers on the Soldiers Home, but ranges well beyond the presidential retreat to consider a variety of topics—his marriage, his views on emancipation and race, even his relationship with Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. This is a significant contribution to the study of the man and to his times and place."
-- Jean Baker, Professor of History at Goucher College
"Only on occasion does the unceasing flow of new Lincoln titles yield a book of fresh insight and graceful prose. Lincoln's Other White House has that rare distinction. Elizabeth Brownstein vividly captures life at the Soldiers’ Home, where the Lincolns found relief from wartime and White House stress. More than an account of their summer residence, this book also offers lively vignettes and thoughtful assessments of the Union generals, cabinet offices, politicians, and friends who visited him there."
--Cullom Davis, Editor, Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln
"This vivid new book will finally help the Soldier's Home find its rightful place in the epic of Lincoln's life alongside the Kentucky log cabin in which he was born, the house in Springfield, Illinois that symbolized his rise from poverty, and the Executive Mansion from which he directed the war that kept the country from coming apart."
--Geoffrey C. Ward, author of The Civil War: An Illustrated History
"This valuable, enjoyable, and unusual book not only makes known the importance of the Soldiers’ Home in the Lincoln story, but also is loaded with anecdotes, characters, poems, episodes, parodies by humorists, facts that one did not know. It ranges widely in a lively presentation of the domestic Lincoln, and of the place he spent 13 months of his presidency. I read it with profit and pleasure and recommend it highly."
--William Lee Miller, author of Lincoln's Virtues: An Ethical Biography