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Author Temple, Wayne Calhoun, 1924-
Title Lincoln's confidant : the life of Noah Brooks / Wayne C. Temple ; edited by Douglas L. Wison and Rodney O. Davis ; introduction by Michael Burlingame.
Imprint Urbana : Published by the Knox College Lincolns Studies Center and the University of Illinois Press, [2019]

Author Temple, Wayne Calhoun, 1924-
Series The Knox College Lincoln Studies Center series.
Knox College Lincoln Studies Center series.
Subject Brooks, Noah, 1830-1903.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Friends and associates.
Journalists -- United States.
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
United States -- History -- 1849-1877.
Alt Name Wilson, Douglas L. (Douglas Lawson), 1935-
Davis, Rodney O.,
Burlingame, Michael, 1941-
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Acclaimed as one of the great Lincoln scholars, Wayne C. Temple offers the long-awaited first biography of Noah Brooks, the influential Illinois journalist who championed Abraham Lincoln in state politics and became his almost daily companion during the Civil War. Best remembered as one of the president's few true intimates, Brooks was also a nationally recognized man of letters who mingled with the likes of Mark Twain and Bret Harte. Temple draws on archives and papers long thought lost to re-create Brooks's colorful life and relationship with Lincoln. Brooks's closeness to the president made him privy to Lincoln's thoughts on everything from literature to spirituality. Their frank conversations contributed to the wealth of journalism and personal observations that still make Brooks a much-quoted source for biographers, historians, and Lincoln aficionados. A grand history and unparalleled scholarly resource, Lincoln's Confidant is the story of an extraordinary friendship by one of the giants of Lincoln scholarship."
Note Description based on print version record.
Contents Intro; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Contents; Series Editors' Preface; Introduction; "Noah Brooks, 1830-1903"; I. From Maine's "Aristocracy of the Sea"; Importance of Brooks; Personal Description; Ancestry; Youth and Education; II. Paint and Printer's Ink; Goes to Boston; Art and Journalism; The Paint Shop; III. Five Years in the Midwest; The Paint and Furniture Business; Community Activities; Land Speculation; Journalism and Politics; Farming in Kansas; IV. "The Plains Across"; Goes to California; Paint and Journalism in Marysville; V. "Washington in Lincoln's Time."
VI. Companion to LincolnVII. "The Close of Lincoln's Career"; VIII. Naval Officer and Newspaper Editor; Naval Officer at San Francisco; Returns to Journalism; Working with Young People and Recreation; Assistant Editor of Overland Monthly; IX. Night Editor in New York; The New York Tribune; The New York Times and Associated Activities; The Critic Established; A Tour of the West; A Joke on Mark Twain; The American Copyright League; Short Stories and Children's Literature; X.A Club Man in New York; The Lotos Club; The Century Association; The Authors Club; The New England Society
XI. The Fruitful YearsThe Newark Daily Advertiser; Clubs and Other Activities; Literary Work; Notes; Editors' Acknowledgments; Index; About the Authors
ISBN 9780252050916 (epub)
9780252042171 (hardcover)
0252042174 (hardcover)
OCLC # 1087503100
Additional Format Print version: Lincoln's confidant Urbana : Published by the Knox College Lincolns Studies Center and the University of Illinois Press, [2019] 9780252042171 (DLC) 2018954795.

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