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

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

byTom Wheeler

Paperback | January 22, 2008

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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.

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