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Mrs Lincoln S Dressmaker

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 9781101609644
Genre : Fiction
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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s compelling historical novel unveils the private lives of Abraham and Mary Lincoln through the perspective of the First Lady’s most trusted confidante and friend, her dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckley. In a life that spanned nearly a century and witnessed some of the most momentous events in American history, Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley was born a slave. A gifted seamstress, she earned her freedom by the skill of her needle, and won the friendship of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln by her devotion. A sweeping historical novel, Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker illuminates the extraordinary relationship the two women shared, beginning in the hallowed halls of the White House during the trials of the Civil War and enduring almost, but not quite, to the end of Mrs. Lincoln’s days.

Mrs Lincoln S Rival

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 9780698148475
Genre : Fiction
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The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker Jennifer Chiaverini’s astute and lively novel of the politics of state—set against the backdrop of Civil War Era Washington Beautiful, intelligent, regal, and entrancing, young Kate Chase Sprague stepped into the role of establishing her thrice-widowed father, Salmon P. Chase, in Washington society as a Lincoln cabinet member and as a future presidential candidate. For her efforts, The Washington Star declared her “the most brilliant woman of her day. None outshone her.” None, that is, but Mary Todd Lincoln. Though Mrs. Lincoln and her young rival held much in common—political acumen, love of country, and a resolute determination to help the men they loved achieve greatness—they could never be friends, for the success of one could come only at the expense of the other.

Mrs Lincoln S Dressmaker

Author : Lynda Jones
ISBN : PSU:000068099916
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Examines the friendship between Mary Todd Lincoln, the wife of Abraham Lincoln, and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Keckley, a former slave who became Mrs. Lincoln's dressmaker during her White House years.

Mrs Lincoln And Mrs Keckly

Author : Jennifer Fleischner
ISBN : 0307419150
Genre : History
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A vibrant social history set against the backdrop of the Antebellum south and the Civil War that recreates the lives and friendship of two exceptional women: First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and her mulatto dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckly. “I consider you my best living friend,” Mary Lincoln wrote to Elizabeth Keckly in 1867, and indeed theirs was a close, if tumultuous, relationship. Born into slavery, mulatto Elizabeth Keckly was Mary Lincoln’s dressmaker, confidante, and mainstay during the difficult years that the Lincolns occupied the White House and the early years of Mary’s widowhood. But she was a fascinating woman in her own right, Lizzy had bought her freedom in 1855 and come to Washington determined to make a life for herself. She was independent and already well-established as the dressmaker to the Washington elite when she was first hired by Mary Lincoln upon her arrival in the nation’s capital. Mary Lincoln hired Lizzy in part because she was considered a “high society” seamstress and Mary, as an outsider in Washington’s social circles, was desperate for social cachet. With her husband struggling to keep the nation together, Mary turned increasingly to her seamstress for companionship, support, and advice—and over the course of those trying years, Lizzy Keckly became her confidante and closest friend. Historian Jennifer Fleischner allows us to glimpse the intimate dynamics of this unusual friendship for the first time, and traces the pivotal events that enabled these two women to forge such an unlikely bond at a time when relations between blacks and whites were tearing the nation apart. Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly is a remarkable work of scholarship that explores the legacy of slavery and sheds new light on the Lincoln White House.

Christmas Bells

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 9780698407091
Genre : Fiction
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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini celebrates Christmas, past and present, with a wondrous novel inspired by the classic poem “Christmas Bells,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. I heard the bells on Christmas Day/ Their old familiar carols play/ And wild and sweet/ The words repeat/Of peace on earth, good-will to men! In 1860, the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow family celebrated Christmas at Craigie House, their home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The publication of Longfellow’s classic Revolutionary War poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride,” was less than a month hence, and the country’s grave political unrest weighed heavily on his mind. Yet with his beloved wife, Fanny, and their five adored children at his side, the delights of the season prevailed. In present-day Boston, a dedicated teacher in the Watertown public school system is stunned by somber holiday tidings. Sophia’s music program has been sacrificed to budget cuts, and she worries not only about her impending unemployment but also about the consequences to her underprivileged students. At the church where she volunteers as music director, Sophia tries to forget her cares as she leads the children’s choir in rehearsal for a Christmas Eve concert. Inspired to honor a local artist, Sophia has chosen a carol set to a poem by Longfellow, moved by the glorious words he penned one Christmas Day long ago, even as he suffered great loss. Christmas Bells chronicles the events of 1863, when the peace and contentment of Longfellow’s family circle was suddenly, tragically broken, cutting even deeper than the privations of wartime. Through the pain of profound loss and hardship, Longfellow’s patriotism never failed, nor did the power of his language. “Christmas Bells,” the poem he wrote that holiday, lives on, spoken as verse and sung as a hymn. Jennifer Chiaverini’s resonant and heartfelt novel for the season reminds us why we must continue to hear glad tidings, even as we are tested by strife. Reading Christmas Bells evokes the resplendent joy of a chorus of voices raised in reverent song.

Die Normannin

Author : Patricia Bracewell
ISBN : 9783644537910
Genre : Fiction
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«Was für ein großartiges Buch! Eine faszinierende, kaum bekannte Epoche, eine spannende, dicht erzählte Geschichte und Figuren von großer Lebendigkeit.» (Diana Gabaldon) Im Jahre des Herrn 1001 beginnt für die junge Emma ein neues Leben. Ihr Bruder, Herzog der Normandie, gibt sie dem englischen Herrscher zur Frau. Es geht um Macht und Politik, um Emma geht es nicht. Und König Æethelred scheint auch alles andere als in Liebe zu seinem neuen Weib entbrannt. Emma wird schnell bewusst, dass sie nicht nur Königin ist, sondern mehr noch eine Gefangene, Geisel in einem bösen Spiel. Doch so zart die junge Frau wirkt, so unbeugsam kämpft sie um ihren Weg zur Macht und für ihren Sohn. Doch dann befällt Unglück das Land: Sven Gabelbart, König der Dänen, überzieht mit seinen Wikingerhorden die englischen Reiche mit Brand, Raub und Mord. Und wieder ist Emmas Schicksal offen ...

Die Chinesische S Ngerin

Author : Jamie Ford
ISBN : 9783827077325
Genre : Fiction
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Seit dem Tag, an dem der leblose Körper seiner Mutter aus dem Haus getragen wurde, lebt William Eng im Waisenhaus. Als er im Kino die schöne Sängerin Willow Frost sieht, ist er überwältigt. Täuschend ähnlich sieht sie seiner Mutter. Entschlossen, den fernen Filmstar aufzuspüren, läuft er fort, schlägt sich auf den Straßen Seattles durch, sucht sie in Theatern und Lichtspielhäusern. Er muss Willow Frost finden. Er muss beweisen, dass sie seine Mutter ist, und endlich erfahren, was damals passierte. Vor dem Hintergrund der Großen Depression im Seattle der dreißiger Jahre hat Jamie Ford einen berührenden Roman über einen Jungen geschrieben, der nicht aufhört, an die Liebe seiner Mutter zu glauben, der alles wagt, um sie wiederzufinden.

Mrs Grant And Madame Jule

Author : Jennifer Chiaverini
ISBN : 9780698161382
Genre : Fiction
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The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker and Mrs. Lincoln's Rival imagines the inner life of Julia Grant, beloved as a Civil War general’s wife and the First Lady, yet who grappled with a profound and complex relationship with the slave who was her namesake—until she forged a proud identity of her own. In 1844, Missouri belle Julia Dent met dazzling horseman Lieutenant Ulysses S Grant. Four years passed before their parents permitted them to wed, and the groom’s abolitionist family refused to attend the ceremony. Since childhood, Julia owned as a slave another Julia, known as Jule. Jule guarded her mistress’s closely held twin secrets: She had perilously poor vision but was gifted with prophetic sight. So it was that Jule became Julia’s eyes to the world. And what a world it was, marked by gathering clouds of war. The Grants vowed never to be separated, but as Ulysses rose through the ranks—becoming general in chief of the Union Army—so did the stakes of their pact. During the war, Julia would travel, often in the company of Jule and the four Grant children, facing unreliable transportation and certain danger to be at her husband’s side. Yet Julia and Jule saw two different wars. While Julia spoke out for women—Union and Confederate—she continued to hold Jule as a slave behind Union lines. Upon the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Jule claimed her freedom and rose to prominence as a businesswoman in her own right, taking the honorary title Madame. The two women’s paths continued to cross throughout the Grants’ White House years in Washington, DC, and later in New York City, the site of Grant’s Tomb. Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule is the first novel to chronicle this singular relationship, bound by sight and shadow.

Lincoln Im Bardo

Author : George Saunders
ISBN : 9783641211950
Genre : Fiction
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Während des amerikanischen Bürgerkriegs stirbt Präsident Lincolns geliebter Sohn Willie mit elf Jahren. Laut Zeitungsberichten suchte der trauernde Vater allein das Grabmal auf, um seinen Sohn noch einmal in den Armen zu halten. Bei George Saunders wird daraus eine allumfassende Geschichte über Liebe und Verlust, wie sie origineller, faszinierender und grandioser nicht sein könnte. Im Laufe dieser Nacht, in der Abraham Lincoln von seinem Sohn Abschied nimmt, werden die Gespenster wach, die Geister der Toten auf dem Friedhof, aber auch die der Geschichte und der Literatur, reale wie erfundene, und mischen sich ein. Denn Willie Lincoln befindet sich im Zwischenreich zwischen Diesseits und Jenseits, in tibetischer Tradition Bardo genannt, und auf dem Friedhof in Georgetown entbrennt ein furioser Streit um die Seele des Jungen, ein vielstimmiger Chor, der in die eine große Frage mündet: Warum lieben wir überhaupt, wenn wir doch wissen, dass alles zu Ende gehen muss?

Klondike

Author : James A. Michener
ISBN : 3430167027
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5 Männer machen sich auf den Weg zu den Goldfeldern am Klondike, doch nur 2 werden die tödliche Herausforderung der arktischen Winter 1897-99 übersetehen.

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