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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Daniel Mark Epstein  

Pen Name: None

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Born: 1948 in Washington, D.C.

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Please Note: Since Mr. Epstein has not lived in Illinois, the only books of his listed in the Illinois Authors Wiki are his books about Abraham Lincoln - an Illinois subject of of interest. Please see his webpage to learn more about his other books.

Biographical and Professional Information

Daniel Mark Epstein is a biographer, poet, and dramatist whose work has been widely published and performed.


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Titles At Your Library

Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington
ISBN: 0345458001

Random House Trade Paperbacks. 2005

Kindred spirits despite their profound differences in position, Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman shared a vision of the democratic character. They had read or listened to each other’s words at crucial turning points in their lives, and both were utterly transformed by the tragedy of the Civil War. In this radiant book, poet and biographer Daniel Mark Epstein tracks the parallel lives of these two titans from the day that Lincoln first read Leaves of Grass to the elegy Whitman composed after Lincoln’s assassination in 1865.

Drawing on a rich trove of personal and newspaper accounts and diary records, Epstein shows how the influence and reverence flowed between these two men–and brings to life the many friends and contacts they shared. Epstein has written a masterful portrait of two great American figures and the era they shaped through words and deeds.

The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage
ISBN: 0345477995

Ballantine Books. 2008

Signed by author. No markings. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust jacket shows no wear. Dust Jacket is in mylar. Deckled edges (rough cut). Dust Jacket is Unclipped. Very clean, crisp, and tight copy. Some pages show creasing. Includes index. Not Ex-Library. All books offered from DSB are stocked at our store in Fayetteville, AR. Save on shipping by ordering multiple titles. 559pp. Hardcover Very Good Condition Size: 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" English Text

Lincoln's Men: The President and His Private Secretaries
ISBN: 006156544X

Smithsonian. 2009

“An intimate portrait of Lincoln, so well-drawn that he seems to come alive on the page.”
Charleston Post & Courier

Lincoln’s Men by Daniel Mark Epstein offers a fascinating close-up view of the Abraham Lincoln White House through the eyes of Lincoln’s three personal secretaries: John Nicolay, William Stoddard, and John Hay. Like Doris Kearns Goodwin’s monumental New York Times bestseller, Team of Rivals, Epstein’s Lincoln’s Men sheds a new light on the 16th U.S. president—his brilliance and vision in a time of national turmoil and Civil War—by focusing on his relationships with the men who worked closely by his side. USA Today writes, “This is not your typical work of history. Epstein, a poet, employs a dreamy, novelistic tone in describing these young men and their tormented boss.”


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