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A House Divided
Richard E. Quest
I Held Lincoln

Bjorn Skaptason interviews author Richard E. Quest about his new book, I Held Lincoln, a true account of a Civil War Naval officer who survived and escaped Confederate prison – twice – and was on hand to carry a dying Abraham Lincoln from Ford’s Theater.

I Held Lincoln

I Held Lincoln
by Richard E.Quest
$24.95
Air Date/Time May 17, 3:30 pm (Central)
1st ed., 224 pages, hardcover

Lt. Benjamin Loring (1824–1902) lived the life of an everyman Civil War sailor. He commanded no armies and devised no grand strategies. Loring was a sailor who just wanted to return home, where the biggest story of his life awaited him.

Covering almost a year of Loring’s service, I Held Lincoln describes the lieutenant’s command of the...[+] READ MORE

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2 Comments

  1. Roger Beyer

    When I go to order how do I know it's signed?

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    • M. Sylvia Castle

      We sell only signed books; unless it is a title we have restocked well after the show's air date. In that case, it will say "signed on bookplate" in the description. The author is here after the program and signs books. I will be happy to send you a photograph of him signing if you like.

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