Every Drop of Blood: The Momentous Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln
The Book Stall welcomes acclaimed author Ed Achorn for a virtual event. He’ll be joined by bookseller Jon Grand as they discuss his brilliantly conceived and vividly drawn nonfiction title, Every Drop of Blood: The Momentous Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln, now available in paperback. This program is free and open to the public.
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About the Book: By March 4, 1865, the Civil War had slaughtered more than 700,000 Americans and left intractable wounds on the nation. After a morning of rain-drenched fury, tens of thousands crowded Washington’s Capitol grounds that day to see Abraham Lincoln take the oath for a second term. As the sun emerged, Lincoln rose to give perhaps the greatest inaugural address in American history, stunning the nation by arguing, in a brief 701 words, that both sides had been wrong, and that the war’s unimaginable horrors–every drop of blood spilled–might well have been God’s just verdict on the national sin of slavery.