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Author Meredith, Roy, 1908-1984.

Title The world of Mathew Brady : portraits of the Civil War period / by Roy Meredith.

Imprint Los Angeles, Calif. : Brooke House Publishers, c1976.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  973.70922 M541w 1976    ---  Available
Description 240 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents Introduction: Brady of Broadway -- Part 1: Decade Of Foreboding: -- Daniel Webster-Brady's famous subject -- John Caldwell Calhoun-a lively "ghost of the republic" -- Bishop Hawkes-more like an itinerant preacher -- Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar-Justice of the U S Supreme Court -- Part 2: Golden Age: -- Edwin Booth-at 18 a drunkard, at 20 a libertine -- Norwegian violinist-and America's golden age -- Stephen Arnold Douglas-the "steam engine in britches" -- Long Island's past as the "barnyard artist" saw it -- George Law-the hod-carrier who became a millionaire -- Paul Morphy-a most fascinating player -- Daniel Fawcett Tiemann-the pre-Civil War "Andrew Volstead" -- Mark Twain-American journalist and frontier writer -- Part 3: This Gloomy War: -- Abraham Lincoln-president-elect -- Bull Run-they marched wearing almost anything -- McClellan-a great engineer with a special talent for a "stationary engine" -- Innovations in military hardware and operations: -- U S military railroads-one of the Union's most potent weapons -- Civil War-a railroad war -- Professor Thaddeus Lowe-the most shot-at man in the war -- Secret telegraph codes -- Sanitary Commission-a strange set of purposes -- Allan Pinkerton-master detective and Union spy -- Civil War spies -- Andrews Raid, or "The Great Locomotive Chase" -- Abram Stevens Hewitt-- Union gunmaker and foe of corruption -- Battle of Antietam -- Andrew Gregg Curtin-the "soldier's friend" -- How the armies ate-or how they didn't -- Soldiers of the Civil War, North and South-all Americans -- Long arm-the artillery of the Civil War -- Dan Sickle-the insatiable bon-vivant -- Mr Lincoln at Gettysburg -- Generals: -- Lt Gen Ulysses S Grant -- Gen Joseph Hardee-trying to stop Sherman -- Grant-using the railroads to stop Lee -- Petersburg-siege warfare -- William Tecumseh Sherman-the "war is hell" soldier -- Day Richmond fell -- John Wilkes Booth-the fatal plot -- Part 4: Aftermath: -- John Armor Bingham-judge advocate for the conspiracy trial -- Nellie Grant-the darling of Washington society -- Epilogue: Mathew Brady.
Summary Book Description: The people whose portraits appear in this book were Brady's contempories. They represent a small, if select, cross-section of American life as it was in the mid-1800s. It was an era of stress and of power. The careers of these people intertwined, one reacting upon another, in the newspapers, on the stage, in the pulpit, on the battlefield, in the halls of Congress. Here is Brady's world, and it is the world of our heritage.
Subject United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Biography.
United States -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Brady, Mathew B., approximately 1823-1896.
ISBN 0912588055

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