Brooks, Noah (1830 - 1903)

Genre: Non-Fiction

Journalist and editor Noah Brooks was born in Castine, ME. He lived in Illinois and California and in 1862, moved to Washington D.C. to cover Washington for the Sacramento Daily Union. He was a good friend of both President and Mrs. Lincoln and was a frequent visitor to the Lincoln White House. He covered the 1864 Democratic National Convention in Chicago for the Daily Union but also reported back directly to Lincoln in private correspondence. He used the 258 dispatches, personal observations and interviews to write what is considered and indispensable book about Lincoln's Washington. He died in 1903 in Pasadena, CA.

Selected Bibliography

  • Statesmen (1893)
  • Washington in Linoln's Time (c1895)
  • Henry Knox, a Soldier of the Revolution; Major-General in the Continental Army, Washington's Chief of Artillery, First Secretary of War under the Constitution, Founder of the Society of the Cincinnati; 1750-1806 (1900)
  • First Across the Continent; the Story of the Exploring Expedition of Lewis and Clark in 1803-4-5 (1901)

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