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The Resource Lincoln's lie : a true Civil War caper through fake news, Wall street, and the White House, Elizabeth Mitchell

Lincoln's lie : a true Civil War caper through fake news, Wall street, and the White House, Elizabeth Mitchell

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Lincoln's lie : a true Civil War caper through fake news, Wall street, and the White House
Title
Lincoln's lie
Title remainder
a true Civil War caper through fake news, Wall street, and the White House
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Mitchell
Title variation
True Civil War caper through fake news, Wall street, and the White House
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1864, during the bloodiest days of the Civil War, two newspapers published a call, allegedly authored by President Lincoln, for the immediate conscription of 400,000 more Union soldiers. New York streets erupted in pandemonium. Wall Street markets went wild. When Lincoln sent troops to seize the newspaper presses and arrest the editors, it became clear: the proclamation was a lie. Who put out this fake news? Was it a Confederate spy hoping to incite another draft riot? A political enemy out to ruin the president in an election year? Or was there some truth to the proclamation-far more truth than anyone suspected? Unpacking this overlooked historical mystery for the first time, journalist Elizabeth Mitchell takes readers on a dramatic journey from newspaper offices filled with heroes and charlatans to the haunted White House confinement of Mary Todd Lincoln, from the packed pews of the celebrated preacher Reverend Henry Ward Beecher's Plymouth Church to the War Department offices in the nation's capital and a grand jury trial. In Lincoln's Lie, Mitchell brings to life the remarkable story of the manipulators of the news and why they decided to play such a dangerous game during a critical period of U.S. history. Her account of Lincoln's troubled relationship with the press and its role in the Civil War is one that speaks powerfully to our current political crises: fake news, profiteering, constitutional conflict, and a president at war with the press."--
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1966-
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Mitchell, Elizabeth
Dewey number
973.7092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • United States
  • Presidents
  • Journalism
  • Press and politics
  • United States
  • United States
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Censorship
  • Journalism
  • Journalists
  • Presidents
  • Press and politics
  • Press coverage
  • Relations with journalists
  • United States
Target audience
general
Label
Lincoln's lie : a true Civil War caper through fake news, Wall street, and the White House, Elizabeth Mitchell
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Publication
Contents
The Bombshell -- A Laughing Stock -- The Crime -- A Hot Day on Wall Street -- A Warning from Washington -- Stop the Presses -- The Hunt -- Clues and Missteps -- Shadow Maneuvers -- Fun Ahead -- A Presidency on Trial -- The Gold Key -- Popular as the Air
Control code
on1139302030
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781640092822
Lccn
2020006260
System control number
(OCoLC)1139302030
Label
Lincoln's lie : a true Civil War caper through fake news, Wall street, and the White House, Elizabeth Mitchell
Publication
Contents
The Bombshell -- A Laughing Stock -- The Crime -- A Hot Day on Wall Street -- A Warning from Washington -- Stop the Presses -- The Hunt -- Clues and Missteps -- Shadow Maneuvers -- Fun Ahead -- A Presidency on Trial -- The Gold Key -- Popular as the Air
Control code
on1139302030
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781640092822
Lccn
2020006260
System control number
(OCoLC)1139302030

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