By Adam Goodheart
An epic of braveness and heroism past the battlefields, 1861 is Adam Goodheart’s account of ways the Civil battle begun and a moment American revolution opened up, surroundings Abraham Lincoln at the route to greatness and hundreds of thousands of slaves at the street to freedom.
In this gripping and unique publication, Goodheart introduces us to a heretofore little-known forged of Civil battle heroes—among them an acrobatic armed forces colonel, an explorer’s spouse, an idealistic band of German immigrants, a regiment of recent York urban firemen, a neighborhood of Virginia slaves, and a tender university professor who might someday turn into president. Their tales take us from the corridors of the White condo to the slums of long island, from the waters of the Chesapeake to the deserts of Nevada, from Boston universal to Alcatraz Island, vividly evoking the Union at its second of final challenge and decision.
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Benjamin Franklin stands to Jefferson’s left. 25 He learned soon enough that he had tragically miscalculated, and thereafter jealously begrudged Jefferson his magnificent achievement, pouting that his friend had “run away with all the stage effect . . ”27 Adams did not think in those terms. He subsequently remarked that the American Revolution had been made in the fifteen years before the outbreak of the war in 1775, the period when the colonists’ “filial affections” toward Great Britain terminated.
5 Both boys were sent to school early on. Because he grew up in a New England village, Adams lived at home and attended a preparatory school in Braintree. Jefferson, who was raised in the sparsely settled Blue Ridge Mountains, was sent away for his early schooling. Each became an excellent student and eventually flourished in college, Adams at Harvard, Jefferson at William and Mary. From an early age Jefferson appears to have avidly wished to be distinguished from others in the planter elite, patricians whom he dismissed as “aristocratical, pompish, clanish, indolent .
She demurred, but as the time for his departure neared, he wrote frequently—business letters aside, Jefferson sent more letters to Maria than to any other person during the final weeks before sailing—to tell her how he longed to see her again. ”53 Yet he never asked her to leave her husband or to marry him, and that together with the wall that he erected about his heart doomed whatever chance existed for their relationship. Jefferson wanted more than a carnal affair, but as he discovered, he was incapable of ever again submitting to a deep, loving, intertwining relationship in which he fully gave himself to another.
1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart