During the Civil War three intelligent, articulate young men served as Abraham Lincoln's secretaries. John Nicolay and John Hay lived in the White House across the hall from the president's office and, together with William Stoddard, spent more time with Lincoln than anyone else outside his immediate family. This triple biography from the author of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award–winning Lincoln and Whitman is a fascinating and up-close portrait of life in the Civil War White House and of the beleaguered president's relationship with these indispensable aids.
"Daniel Mark Epstein's Lincoln's Men is no book of dry facts and figures. Instead, it is an intimate portrait of Lincoln, so well-drawn that he seems to come alive on the page."—Charleston Post & Courier