The Resource The murder of Willie Lincoln, Burt Solomon

The murder of Willie Lincoln, Burt Solomon

Label
The murder of Willie Lincoln
Title
The murder of Willie Lincoln
Statement of responsibility
Burt Solomon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Washington City, 1862: The United States lies in tatters, and there seems no end to the war. Abraham Lincoln, the legitimate President of the United States, is using all his will to keep his beloved land together. But Lincoln's will and soul are tested when tragedy strikes the White House as Willie Lincoln, the love and shining light in the president's heart, is taken by typhoid fever. But was this really the cause of his death? A message arrives, suggesting otherwise. Lincoln asks John Hay, his trusted aide--and almost a son--to investigate Willie's death. Some see Hay as a gadfly--adventurous, incisive, lusty, reflective, skeptical, even cynical--but he loves the president and so seeks the truth behind the boy's death. And so, as we follow Hay in his investigation, we are shown the loftiest and lowest corners of Washington City, from the president's office and the gentleman's dining room at Willard's Hotel to the alley hovels, wartime hospitals, and the dome-less Capitol's vermin-infested subbasement. We see the unfamiliar sides of a grief-stricken president, his hellcat of a wife, and their two surviving and suffering sons, and Hay matches wits with such luminaries as General McClellan, William Seward, and the indomitable detective Allan Pinkerton. What Hay discovers has the potential of not only destroying Lincoln, but a nation
Summary
A grief stricken Abraham Lincoln, in the midst of raging civil war, enlists the help of his aide, John Hay, in investigating the death of the president's beloved son, Willie. While it appears the boy died from typhoid fever, a mysterious message suggests this might not be the case. What Hay discovers has the potential of not only destroying Lincoln, but a nation
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10551326
Cataloging source
DLC
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Solomon, Burt
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Murder
  • Children of presidents
  • Conspiracies
  • Washington (D.C.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The murder of Willie Lincoln, Burt Solomon
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780765385833
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The murder of Willie Lincoln, Burt Solomon
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780765385833
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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