02.25.2020

Every Drop of Blood: The Momentous Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln
by Edward Achorn

out June 23, 2020
ISBN: 978-0802148742
★★★★★

An immersive look at the world surrounding President Lincoln's second inauguration March 4th, 1865. As someone who has read several books about Lincoln's presidency, I was pleasantly surprised to learn some new things, and topics are covered with a mix of solemnity and humor.

Also, I laughed out loud at the chapter discussing how Vice President Johnson showed up at the inauguration incredibly drunk and launched into an hour-long diatribe, horrifying Republicans and thrilling Democrats.

arc received from the publisher for review