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?
The award for shortest reign in history goes to…Louis-Antoine Duke of Angoulême of France ! Louis XIX ruled for approximately 20 minutes – the time between when his father Charles X of France signed abdication papers in 1830 and the moment he too wielded a quill, signing away his rights to the throne.




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