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Lincoln's greatest case : the river, the bridge, and the making of America

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First edition.

The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.

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Clyde-Savannah Public Library 346.7303 McGinty (Text)
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Dansville Public Library 973.7 MCG (Text)
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780871407849
  • ISBN: 0871407841
  • Physical Description: 259 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2015.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-247) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
A great highway of nature -- No other improvement -- His peculiar ambition -- The first bridge over the first river -- A collision of interests -- The suit is filed -- Preparing the ground -- A very serious obstruction -- A chorus of protests -- The bridge itself on the stand -- A virtual triumph -- The bridge stands -- The great and durable question -- History's verdict.
Citation/References Note:
LJ 01/01/2015
PW 11/01/2014
Kirkus 11/14/2014
Summary, etc.:
The untold story of how one sensational trial propelled a self-taught lawyer and a future president into the national spotlight.
Subject: Hurd, John, (Steamboat owner).
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Effie Afton (Steamboat).
Rock Island Railroad Company.
Trials > Illinois > Chicago.
Shipwrecks > Law and legislation > United States.
Railroad bridges > United States.
Liability for railroad accidents > United States.


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