Mr. Lincoln's T-mails: How Abraham Lincoln Used the Telegraph to Win the Civil War

Paperback | January 22, 2008

byTom Wheeler

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Abraham Lincoln's two great legacies to history—his extraordinary power as a writer and his leadership during the Civil War—come together in this close study of the President's use of the telegraph. Invented less than two decades before he entered office, the telegraph came into its own during the Civil War. In a jewel–box of historical writing, Wheeler captures Lincoln as he adapted his folksy rhetorical style to the telegraph, creating an intimate bond with his generals that would ultimately help win the war.

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Abraham Lincoln's two great legacies to history—his extraordinary power as a writer and his leadership during the Civil War—come together in this close study of the President's use of the telegraph. Invented less than two decades before he entered office, the telegraph came into its own during the Civil War. In a jewel–box of historica...

Tom Wheeler is managing director of Core Capital and the author ofTake Command: Leadership Lessons from the Civil War. He is chairman and president of the Foundation for the National Archives, a nonprofit organization dedicated to telling the American story through its documents, and a former director of the Public Broadcasting Service...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:January 22, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061129801

ISBN - 13:9780061129803

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“. . . an original take on Lincoln’s presidency”