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"Only on occasion does the unceasing flow of new Lincoln titles yield a book of fresh insight and graceful prose. Lincoln's Other White House has that rare distinction. Elizabeth Brownstein vividly captures life at the Soldiers’ Home, where the Lincolns found relief from wartime and White House stress. More than an account of their summer residence, this book also offers lively vignettes and thoughtful assessments of the Union generals, cabinet offices, politicians, and friends who visited him there."
--Cullom Davis, Editor, Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln
"This vivid new book will finally help the Soldier's Home find its rightful place in the epic of Lincoln's life alongside the Kentucky log cabin in which he was born, the house in Springfield, Illinois that symbolized his rise from poverty, and the Executive Mansion from which he directed the war that kept the country from coming apart."
--Geoffrey C. Ward, author of The Civil War: An Illustrated History
"This valuable, enjoyable, and unusual book not only makes known the importance of the Soldiers’ Home in the Lincoln story, but also is loaded with anecdotes, characters, poems, episodes, parodies by humorists, facts that one did not know. It ranges widely in a lively presentation of the domestic Lincoln, and of the place he spent 13 months of his presidency. I read it with profit and pleasure and recommend it highly."
--William Lee Miller, author of Lincoln's Virtues: An Ethical Biography
There are wonderful, intimate vignettes about the Lincolns personal life, related with humor and compassion.
I was able to fully enjoy the tour and looking at the home since so much of what the tour guide said was in the book that I had already read.
Lincoln's summer home...provides a suitable setting to describe Lincoln's activities outside the White House.
I've read dozens of books on Lincoln over the years. This book, unlike many others, paints a great portrait of his family life, his friendships, and his daily personal life. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Robert G. Rosenthal
The house that Lincoln occupied that so few people know about......so very important, so fascinating, the world changed inside these walls, You must read this book and go there. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Melissa Burkholder
I bought this book to complete a school project for a college level history course. I was required to visit a historic location and then write a 10 page paper about the place I... Read morePublished 8 months ago by C. Earl
I had had no idea that Lincoln lived anywhere but in the White House during his presidency until I read this book. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Nancy L. Ratliff
This lovely book about the Summer White House used by the Lincoln family for three summers(1862-1864) was a bittersweet read. Read morePublished 16 months ago by LeaJacqueline23
The writing style of this book is excellent in the sense that it is 'easy' to read and full of facts not explored in other books on President Lincoln. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Don
Any new view on Lincoln's daily life is interesting to me. With the focus on the Soldier's Home one reads about events and people that wouldn't be covered in the same way... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Workforce Trainer