Noah Brooks

Noah Brooks (October 24, 1830 – August 16, 1903) was an American journalist and editor who worked for newspapers in Sacramento, San Francisco, Newark, and New York, and authored a major biography of Abraham Lincoln based on close personal observation. Born in Castine, Maine, he moved to Dixon, Illinois in 1856, where he became involved in the first Republican campaign for President (John Frémont). During the campaign, he became friends with Lincoln. Brooks moved to Kansas in 1857 as a "free state" settler, but returned to Illinois about a year later, then moved to California in 1859. After the death of his wife in 1862, Brooks moved to Washington, D.C. to cover the Lincoln administration for the ''Sacramento Daily Union''. He was accepted into the Lincoln household as an old friend. Unlike most people, Brooks was able to maintain a close friendship with both the President and Mrs. Lincoln. When Brooks was detailed to cover the 1864 Democratic Convention in Chicago, President Lincoln asked Brooks to also report back in detail by private letter.

In 1884, Brooks wrote the first novel exclusively about baseball: ''Our Base Ball Club and How It Won the Championship (New York: E. P. Dutton, 1884)''

Brooks' 258 Washington dispatches for the ''Sacramento Daily Union'' were published under the name "Castine." In 1895, Brooks published his biography of Lincoln, ''Washington in Lincoln's Time'', based on his Castine articles, as well as personal observations and interviews. The book is now considered an indispensable source of information on the Lincoln White House.

In 1901, Brooks published ''The Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition'' based largely on the Nicholas Biddle history of the Expedition. Brooks was assisted by the notes written in the margins of his manuscript by Dr. Elliott Coues, who had edited the 1894 edition of Biddle, and who had wide experience as an explorer of the American West. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Brooks, Noah, 1830-1903.
Published 1904
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by Brooks, Noah, 1830-1903.
Published 1974
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by Brooks, Noah, 1830-1903.
Published 1974
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by Brooks, Noah, 1830-1903.
Published 2003
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by Brooks, Noah, 1830-1903.
Published 1925
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by Brooks, Noah, 1830-1903.
Published 1913
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by Brooks, Noah, 1830-1903.
Published 1901
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by Brooks, Noah, 1830-1903.
Published 1895
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by Brooks, Noah, 1830-1903.
Published 1885
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by Brooks, Noah, 1830-1903.
Published 1880
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by Brooks, Noah, 1830-1903.
Published 1902
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by Brooks, Noah, 1830-1903.
Published 1888
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by Brooks, Noah, 1830-1903.
Published 1891
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by Brooks, Noah, 1830-1903.
Published 1901
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by Brooks, Noah, 1830-1903.
Published 1866
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