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The Resource Courting Mr. Lincoln

Courting Mr. Lincoln

Label
Courting Mr. Lincoln
Title
Courting Mr. Lincoln
Statement of responsibility
Louis Bayard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A page-turning novel about the brilliant, melancholic future president and the two people who knew him best: his handsome and charming confidant (and roommate), Joshua Speed, and the spirited young debutante Mary Todd. A Washington Post Bestseller A May Indie Next Pick An Apple Books Best of the Month for April A People Magazine Best Book of the Week “Exquisite.” —People “A triumph of a novel.” —Bookreporter.com “Rich, fascinating, and romantic.” —Newsday When Mary Todd meets Abraham Lincoln in Springfield in the winter of 1840, he is on no one’s short list to be president. A country lawyer living above a dry goods shop, he is lacking both money and manners, and his gift for oratory surprises those who meet him. Mary, a quick, self-possessed debutante with an interest in debates and elections, at first finds him an enigma. “I can only hope,” she tells his roommate, the handsome, charming Joshua Speed, “that his waters being so very still, they also run deep.” It’s not long, though, before she sees the Lincoln that Speed knows: an amiable, profound man who, despite his awkwardness, has a gentle wit to match his genius, and who respects her keen political mind. But as her relationship with Lincoln deepens, she must confront his inseparable friendship with Speed, who has taught his roommate how to dance, dress, and navigate the polite society of Springfield. Told in the alternating voices of Mary Todd and Joshua Speed, and inspired by historical events, Courting Mr. Lincoln creates a sympathetic and complex portrait of Mary unlike any that has come before; a moving portrayal of the deep and very real connection between the two men; and most of all, an evocation of the unformed man who would grow into one of the nation’s most beloved presidents. Louis Bayard, a master storyteller, delivers here a page-turning tale of love, longing, and forbidden possibilities
Summary
Reimagines the early adulthood of a future 16th President from the alternating views of the two people who knew and loved him best, including spirited debutante Mary Todd and Lincoln's intimate confidante, Joshua Speed
Writing style
Character
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10764020
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bayard, Louis
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Courting Mr. Lincoln
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fe0569ee-7e81-46bc-acf4-654b4449746a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781616209438
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Courting Mr. Lincoln
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fe0569ee-7e81-46bc-acf4-654b4449746a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616209438
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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