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LINCOLN PRESIDENT-ELECT: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter 1860-1861

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Award-winning Lincoln scholar Holzer (Lincoln at Cooper Union, 2004, etc.) meticulously examines the ominous period between the 16th president's election and his swearing in.In 1860 custom prevented Lincoln from taking the presidential oath until March, some four months after he won the office. This dangerously long interregnum—which Henry Adams called "The Great Secession Winter"—unfortunately ... Read full review

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