Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln makes two appearances in Rutherfurd's New York. The first is in the 'Lincoln' chapter, which gives a detailed description of his famous speech at the Cooper Institute (Cooper Union) the year before the Civil War. The second is an account of his Gettysburg Address, in the 'Moonlight Sonata' chapter.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
In 1890, nine-year-old Daisy Ashford wrote a novel and never showed it to the world. It was only after her mother’s death some twenty-eight years later, when she was sorting through old papers with her sisters, that she found the manuscript in a drawer. After the manuscript found its way to publishers, the book – The Young Visiters – came out in 1919, (yes, that is how the title was spelled) to great acclaim. After the book went into several editions, Daisy bought a farm with her earnings, commenting, “I like fresh air and royalty cheques”.




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