EVERY DROP OF BLOOD is a spellbinding account of Lincoln's second and final inaguration, which featured one of Lincoln's greatest speeches, in which he argued that the titular "every drop of blood" spilled on both sides of the Civil War may have been divine retribution for the sin of America's institution of slavery. Through extensive research, Achorn also paints a vivid picture of the wild and dirty Washington D.C. of the day, as well as how some of the more famous attendees (including Clara Barton, Frederick Douglass, and Walt Whitman) responded to the momentous event.
THIS COPY (shown below) was hand signed on the title page by Edward Achorn at his office. It is a new, unread first edition opened only for signing and comes with a certificate authenticating the signature. Published in March, 2020 by Atlantic Monthly Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic.
EDWARD ACHORN is a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Commentary and winner of the Yankee Quill Award, as well as the vice president and editorial pages editor of The Providence Journal. He is the author of two acclaimed books about nineteenth century baseball and American culture, Fifty-nine in ’84 and The Summer of Beer and Whiskey. Thank you Edward Achorn for signing our books.