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Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1967. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 27 cm. , 242 pages. Illustrations (some with some color). Color endpaper maps. Facsimiles. Index. Large tear in front DJ, DJ worn, soiled, edge tears, and chips. Paul M. Angle, a noted Lincoln scholar, was an eloquent chronicler of Illinois history and a Lincoln Scholar. He was the author of scores of books on Abraham Lincoln and the history of Illinois. He graduated from Miami (Ohio) University in 1922 and received a master's degree from the University of Illinois in 1924. In 1932, Angle was appointed librarian of the Illinois Historical Library and held that position, and that of state historian, until 1945. He then became director and secretary of the Chicago Historical Society from 1945 - 1965. He was active for many years in Chicago civic affairs. In 1967, he was appointed by Chicago's Mayor Daley to head an advisory committee to study what city records should be preserved. Along with the books he wrote, Angle also edited several books including: The Lincoln Reader , The Complete Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858, The Living Lincoln: The Man and His Times In His Own Words, Abraham Lincoln's Speeches and Letters, 1832-1865.
Lincoln, NE: University of NE Press, 1993. Reprint Edition. Second Printing. 413, wraps, illus. (some color), index Subtitled: Including chapters on enlisting, life in tents and log huts, Jonahs and beats, offences and punishments, raw recruits, foraging, corps and corps badges, the wagon trains, the army mule, the Engineer Corps, the Signal Corps, etc. Includes six color plates and over 200 black and white sketches.
Norwich, CT: Henry Bill Publishing Co., 1884. Hardcover. 1370 total, 2 vols., illus., fold-out map, apps, index, damp stains to 1st few pages v.1 & 2, bookplate, front boards weak, tears margin v.1, spine worn. James Gillespie Blaine (January 31, 1830 – January 27, 1893) was an American statesman and Republican politician who represented Maine in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1863 to 1876, serving as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1869 to 1875, and then in the United States Senate from 1876 to 1881. Blaine twice served as Secretary of State (1881, 1889–1892), and sought the Presidency in 1884 when he was narrowly defeated by Grover Cleveland. Blaine was one of the late 19th century’s leading Republicans and champion of the moderate reformist faction of the party. He began his political career as a supporter of Abraham Lincoln and the Union war effort in the American Civil War. In Reconstruction, Blaine was a supporter of black suffrage. Initially a protectionist, he later worked for a reduction in the tariff and an expansion of American trade with foreign countries. As Secretary of State, Blaine was a transitional figure, marking the end of an isolationist era in foreign policy and foreshadowing the rise of the American Century. His efforts at expanding the United States' trade and influence began the shift to a more active American foreign policy. Blaine was a pioneer of tariff reciprocity and urged greater involvement in Latin American affairs. An expansionist, Blaine’s policies would lead in less than a decade to the establishment of the United States' acquisition of Pacific colonies and dominance of the Caribbean.