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Nicolay, John G. (John George) 1832-1901

Overview
Works: 196 works in 610 publications in 1 language and 12,539 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives  Records and correspondence  Sources  Manuscripts  Sermons  Speeches  Miscellanea  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
Classifications: E457, 973.7092
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Abraham Lincoln, a history by John G Nicolay( Book )

64 editions published between 1886 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short life of Abraham Lincoln : condensed from Nicolay & Hay's Abraham Lincoln : a history by John G Nicolay( Book )

44 editions published between 1902 and 2011 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicolay and John Hay worked closely with Lincoln in the White House. Together they produced a ten volume biography of the 16th President. This condensed one-volume edition, completed by Nicolay, is acclaimed for maintaining the larger work's breadth and clarity. In itself, it is a fair and complete study of Lincoln, his achievement, and his times
The outbreak of rebellion by John G Nicolay( Book )

43 editions published between 1881 and 2001 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An oral history of Abraham Lincoln : John G. Nicolay's interviews and essays by John G Nicolay( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John G. Nicolay, who had known Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, served as chief White House secretary from 1861 to 1865. Trained as a journalist, Nicolay had hoped to write a campaign biography of Lincoln in 1860, a desire that was thwarted when an obscure young writer named William Dean Howells got the job. Years later, however, Nicolay fulfilled his ambition; with John Hay, he spent the years from 1872 to 1890 writing a monumental ten-volume biography of Lincoln. In preparation for this task, Nicolay interviewed men who had known Lincoln both during his years in Springfield and later when he became the president of the United States. "When it came time to write their massive biography, however," Burlingame notes, "he and Hay made sparing use of the interviews" because they had become "skeptical about human memory." Nicolay and Hay also feared that Robert Todd Lincoln might censor material that reflected "poorly on Lincoln or his wife." Nicolay had interviewed such Springfield friends as Lincoln's first two law partners, John Todd Stuart and Stephen T. Logan. At the Iillinois capital in June and July 1875, he talked to a number of others including Orville H. Browning, U.S. senator and Lincoln's close friend and adviser for over thirty-five years, and Ozias M. Hatch, Lincoln's political ally and Springfield neighbor. Four years later, he returned briefly and spoke with John W. Bunn, a young political "insider" from Springfield at the time Lincoln was elected president, and once again with Hatch. Briefer and more narrowly focused than the Springfield interviews, the Washington interviews deal with the formation of Lincoln's cabinet, his relations with Congress, his behavior during the war, his humor, and his grief. To supplement these interviews, Burlingame has included Nicolay's unpublished essays on Lincoln during the 1860 campaign and on Lincoln's journey from Springfield to Washington in 1861, essays based on firsthand testimony
Complete works of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

37 editions published between 1894 and 2008 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln; complete works, comprising his speeches, letters, state papers, and miscellaneous writings by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

15 editions published between 1894 and 1960 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln's secretary goes West : two reports by John G. Nicolay on frontier Indian troubles, 1862 by John G Nicolay( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete works : comprising his speeches, letters, state papers, and miscellaneous writings by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

11 editions published between 1894 and 2004 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hole-in-the-day by John G Nicolay( Book )

12 editions published between 1863 and 2005 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln; complete works, comprising his speeches, state papers, and miscellaneous writings by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

2 editions published in 1920 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book with vocabulary notes to help the Chinese learn English
Abraham Lincoln by William Eleroy Curtis( Book )

2 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln by John G Nicolay( Book )

6 editions published in 1882 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers, 1833-1916 by Abraham Lincoln( )

4 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Campaigns of the Civil War( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln's Gettysburg address by John G Nicolay( Book )

2 editions published between 1894 and 1908 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln, a history by John G Nicolay( )

2 editions published in 1886 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln : the full and authorized record of his private life and public career by John G Nicolay( Book )

10 editions published in 1914 in Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Lincoln in the White House : letters, memoranda, and other writings of John G. Nicolay, 1860-1865 by John G Nicolay( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For this volume, Michael Burlingame includes all of Nicolay's memoranda of conversations, all of the journal entries describing Lincoln's activities, and excerpts from most of the nearly three hundred letters Nicolay wrote to Therena Bates between 1860 and 1865. He includes letters and portions of letters that describe Lincoln or the mood at the White House or that give Nicolay's personal opinions. He also includes letters written by Nicolay while on troubleshooting missions for the president."--Jacket
Lincoln's secretary : a biography of John G. Nicolay by Helen Nicolay( Book )

1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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An oral history of Abraham Lincoln : John G. Nicolay's interviews and essays
Alternative Names
John George Nicolay American biographer

John George Nicolay Amerikaans auteur (1832-1901)

John George Nicolay Privatsekretär und Biograph von Abraham Lincoln

John George Nicolay scrittore e funzionario statunitense

Nicolay, John Georg, 1832-1901

Nicolay, John George.

Nicolay, John George 1832-1901

Languages
English (372)

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The outbreak of rebellionAn oral history of Abraham Lincoln : John G. Nicolay's interviews and essaysWith Lincoln in the White House : letters, memoranda, and other writings of John G. Nicolay, 1860-1865With Lincoln in the White House : letters, memoranda, and other writings of John G. Nicolay, 1860-1865The outbreak of rebellion