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In Baltimore, people are bragging they will assassinate the president-elect if he passes through the city. In Washington, the word on the streets is the secessionists are going to burn all the public buildings, destroy the government archives, and prevent the inauguration of the new president. Newspapers, politicians, and every day people are sure civil war waits around In Baltimore, people are bragging they will assassinate the president-elect if he passes through the city. In Washington, the word on the streets is the secessionists are going to burn all the public buildings, destroy the government archives, and prevent the inauguration of the new president. Newspapers, politicians, and every day people are sure civil war waits around the corner. Meanwhile, the man who can prevent everything "by the utterance of a single sentence" is slowly making his way towards the Capitol. Along the way, he makes frequent whistle stops. In Cincinnati, Abraham Lincoln asks his audience, "Would it be coercion and invasion to protect and defend the property and forts of the U States? Would it be coercion to enforce the laws?" In Pittsburgh, Lincoln tells his audience, "notwithstanding the crisis across the river; there is really no crisis, except an artificial one." Every time Lincoln opens his mouth Southerners feel threatened. His fellow Republicans are just as uncomfortable. Many of them think Mr. Lincoln's speeches are undoing the country. If he keeps talking he could cause a civil war before he reaches the Capitol. Such misunderstandings are the stuff wars are made of. Abraham Lincoln and the South will eventually learn this lesson, but the time is not right for it - not yet. 1861 will change everything.


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In Baltimore, people are bragging they will assassinate the president-elect if he passes through the city. In Washington, the word on the streets is the secessionists are going to burn all the public buildings, destroy the government archives, and prevent the inauguration of the new president. Newspapers, politicians, and every day people are sure civil war waits around In Baltimore, people are bragging they will assassinate the president-elect if he passes through the city. In Washington, the word on the streets is the secessionists are going to burn all the public buildings, destroy the government archives, and prevent the inauguration of the new president. Newspapers, politicians, and every day people are sure civil war waits around the corner. Meanwhile, the man who can prevent everything "by the utterance of a single sentence" is slowly making his way towards the Capitol. Along the way, he makes frequent whistle stops. In Cincinnati, Abraham Lincoln asks his audience, "Would it be coercion and invasion to protect and defend the property and forts of the U States? Would it be coercion to enforce the laws?" In Pittsburgh, Lincoln tells his audience, "notwithstanding the crisis across the river; there is really no crisis, except an artificial one." Every time Lincoln opens his mouth Southerners feel threatened. His fellow Republicans are just as uncomfortable. Many of them think Mr. Lincoln's speeches are undoing the country. If he keeps talking he could cause a civil war before he reaches the Capitol. Such misunderstandings are the stuff wars are made of. Abraham Lincoln and the South will eventually learn this lesson, but the time is not right for it - not yet. 1861 will change everything.

30 review for 1861: Civil War Beginnings (Civil War Year by Year, #1)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Debra Jeakins

    1861:CIVIL WAR BEGINNINGS BY NICK VULICH,is a very short, fast read. Unlike your typical non fiction, Mr Vulich writes the book in a way where the reader feels like he's just sitting right there, in a comfortable chair, telling you about pre civil war stories. I love the way he describes some of Mr.Lincoln's story telling, using the word "ribald" in places. You can almost hear the humor and laughter from Mr.Vulich . The book is chocked full of history, a kinda behind the scenes stories. One, for 1861:CIVIL WAR BEGINNINGS BY NICK VULICH,is a very short, fast read. Unlike your typical non fiction, Mr Vulich writes the book in a way where the reader feels like he's just sitting right there, in a comfortable chair, telling you about pre civil war stories. I love the way he describes some of Mr.Lincoln's story telling, using the word "ribald" in places. You can almost hear the humor and laughter from Mr.Vulich . The book is chocked full of history, a kinda behind the scenes stories. One, for example, is about Mr. Pinkerton,who in Baltimore is trying to get a handle on the assassination attempts of the President elect before Lincoln arrives . I totally enjoyed the content and the way it was presented. It makes the experience of history more pleasurable when it comes in the style and writing of the author. I recieved this e book free from goodreads in exchange for a review.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jeff

    I really enjoyed this book and it's intro into the beginnings of the Civil War. I learned a number of things I hadn't known before-- for example, the pre inauguration threat on Abraham Lincoln's life. I also found it interesting to see how similar politics operated (badly) then as it does now. I was a little surprised that some (possibly assumed) details were left out that would have made a clearer picture of events. Some dates and locations aren't as clear as they could have been and I had to lo I really enjoyed this book and it's intro into the beginnings of the Civil War. I learned a number of things I hadn't known before-- for example, the pre inauguration threat on Abraham Lincoln's life. I also found it interesting to see how similar politics operated (badly) then as it does now. I was a little surprised that some (possibly assumed) details were left out that would have made a clearer picture of events. Some dates and locations aren't as clear as they could have been and I had to look them up myself. Overall very informative, researched and well written. I received a copy through Goodreads Giveaway.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

    I received a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. As much as I love history, I couldn't get into this. It reads like a textbook, but it's riddled with opinions rather than facts. It's very dry and boring. Despite its short length, I couldn't justify putting myself through the whole thing. Skip it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Scholes

    An easy read Short snippets about the lead in to the Civil War. It had some interesting insights. He spent a good amount of time regarding Lincoln’s travel to the capitol especially the dangerous travel through Baltimore.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Linda

    Easy to comprehend. Reviewing soon.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    Good for a novice Interesting stories that are a bit scattered. Not very in depth coverage and analysis. Most Civil War buffs will already know most of this stuff.

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