Lincoln's Men

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Lincoln's Men

The President and His Private Secretaries

By Daniel Mark Epstein

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061565496, 272pp.

Publication Date: January 19, 2010

Description
An intimate portrait of Lincoln, so well-drawn that he seems to come alive on the page. Charleston Post & CourierLincoln's Men by Daniel Mark Epstein offers a fascinating close-up view of the Abraham Lincoln White House through the eyes of Lincoln's three personal secretaries: John Nicolay, William Stoddard, and John Hay. Like Doris Kearns Goodwin's monumental New York Times bestseller, Team of Rivals, Epstein's Lincoln's Men sheds a new light on the 16th U.S. president his brilliance and vision in a time of national turmoil and Civil War by focusing on his relationships with the men who worked closely by his side. USA Today writes, This is not your typical work of history. Epstein, a poet, employs a dreamy, novelistic tone in describing these young men and their tormented boss.


Praise For Lincoln's Men

“Daniel Mark Epstein’s LINCOLN’S MEN is no book of dry facts and figures. Instead, it is an intimate portrait of Lincoln, so well-drawn that he seems to come alive on the page.”
-Charleston Post & Courier

“Epstein brings something of an outsider’s perspective to the hothouse world of Lincoln scholarship.”
-New York Times Book Review

Working at close quarters with Lincoln at the White House was an education in itself, as Daniel Mark Epstein observes”
-Wall Street Journal

“Sheds light on the remarkable young men who served at Lincoln’s side.”
-Washington Times

“Lincoln, like most presidents, worked long hours. Really, really long hours. So it makes sense the folks who knew him best—and who offer possibly the freshest perspective on his well-documented life—were the guys he worked with every day of his presidency.”
-Chicago Tribune

“This is not your typical work of history. Epstein, a poet, employs a dreamy, novelistic tone in describing these young men and their tormented boss.”
-USA Today

“A fresh view.”
-Albuquerque Journal

“Captures the lives of Lincoln’s secretaries”
-BookPage

“An insider’s view of the [Lincoln] presidency...Nicolay and Hay wrote the diaries Lincoln never did, witnessing key moments from enviable vantage points.”
-Courier-Journal