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?
Only one man was allowed to live in the royal palace of China, known as the Forbidden City: the emperor. All the other inhabitants were either women - wives, concubines or servants - or the famous palace eunuchs. Nearly all eunuchs were castrated when they were still only boys. But there were just a few who chose to be castrated after they became men, and even had children of their own. They did it for the money. 




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