Characters By Chapter
Remy Hale
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   Part I Ambition and the Recognition of Leadership
1  Abraham
 AbrahamLincoln16th U.S. President. aka: Abe.
 ThomasLincolnAbraham's father.
 NancyHanksAbraham's mother.
 Sarah Abraham's sister.
 Sarah B.JohnstonAbraham's stepmother.
 David HerbertDonaldAbraham's biographer.
 NathanielGrigsbyAbraham's friend.
 JosiahCrawfordAbraham's acquaintance.
 WilliamHerndonAbraham's junior law partner.
 Henry ClayWhitneyAbraham's friend.
 SophieHanksAbraham's cousin.
 JohnStuartAbraham's fellow legislator.
 GeorgeForquerAmerican politician.
 JesseThomasAmerican Texas blues guitarist and singer.
 WilliamStoddartScottish physician, author and "spiritual traveller".
 DeWittClintonAmerican politician.
 Elijah P.LovejoyAmerican journalist, newspaper editor, and abolitionist.
 Alexander the Great King of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon.
 JuliusCaesarRoman general and statesman.
 NapoleonBonaparteFrench general and emperor.
2  Theodore
 TheodoreRoosevelt26th U.S. President. aka: Teedie
 JoeMurrayAmerican animator, writer, illustrator, producer, director.
 HoratioNelsonBritish Royal Navy Admiral.
 Theodore Sr. Teedie's father. aka: Thee.
 Corinne Teedie's younger sister.
 James F.CooperAmerican writer.
 Elliot Teedie's younger brother.
 Bamie Teedie's older sister.
 MarthaBullochTeedie's mother. aka: Mittie.
 John JamesAudubonAmerican ornithologist, naturalist, and painter.
 ArthurCutlerTheodore's former tutor.
 Rutherford B.Hayes19th president of the United States.
 Alice HathawayLeeTeedie's wife. aka: Baby Lee.
 BillSewallTeedie's Maine friend.
 BretHarteAmerican short story writer and poet.
 ValentineYoungA storekeeper.
 ElihuRootServed as Secretary of State under Pres. Theodore Roosevelt.
 TheodoreDwightAmerican lawyer and journalist.
 Joseph H.ChoateAmerican lawyer and diplomat.
 JacobRiisAmerican reporter, social reformer, and photographer.
 Theodoric R.WestbrookU.S. Representative from New York.
 JayGouldAmerican railroad magnate and financier.
 SamuelGompersAmerican labor leader.
3  Franklin
 FranklinRoosevelt32nd U.S. President.
 John EdwardMackAmerican psychiatrist, writer, and professor.
 Edward J.PerkinsOne of first Blacks to hold senior posts in the State Department.
 Sara Franklin's mother.
 Lewis S.ChanlerAmerican lawyer and politician.
 TomLeonardScottish poet, writer and critic.
 RichardNeustadtAmerican political scientist.
 Oliver WendellHolmes Jr.Served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of U.S.
 James Franklin's father.
 JohnBoettiger Jr.Sara's great-grandson.
 FrederickDelanoFranklin's uncle.
 WalterBenjaminGerman Jewish philosopher, cultural critic and essayist.
 WinstonChurchillFormer British Prime Minister.
 GraceTullyPersonal Secretary to Franklin D. Roosevelt.
 FrancesPerkinsServed as the U.S. Secretary of Labor.
 SamuelRosenmanAmerican lawyer, judge and presidential speechwriter.
 ArthurDumperA Latin and mathematics master at St. Paul's prep school.
 EleanorRooseveltFranklin's wife.
 EndicottPeabodyAmerican politician from Massachusetts.
 A. LawrenceLowellU.S. educator and legal scholar.
 WilliamMcKinley25th President of the United States.
 Anna 1 Eleanor's mother.
 MarieSouvestreFrench educator.
 JohnSchlosserA Republican senator.
 Charles FrancisMurphyAmerican political figure. aka: Boss Murphy.
 BillySheehanA machine politician.
 James AloysiusO'GormanOne-term United States Senator from New York.
 TimothySullivanAmerican politician from New York. aka: Big Tim.
 WilsonWilson28th President of the United States.
 JosephusDanielsAmerican newspaper editor and publisher.
 Franklin K.LaneU.S. lawyer and politician served as secretary of the interior.
 CharlesMcCathyFranklin's private secretary.
 LouisHoweAmerican reporter for the New York Herald.
 Emory S.LandAn officer in the United States Navy.
 John DavisLongMassachusetts governor, Congressman; Secretary of the Navy.
 James M.CoxThe 46th and 48th Governor of Ohio.
 StephenEarlyU.S. journalist and government official.
 Marvin H.McIntyrePresidential Secretary to President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR).
 MissyLeLandFranklin's private secretary.
 Harry LloydHopkinsThe 8th Secretary of Commerce of the United States.
4  Lyndon
 Lyndon B.Johnson36th U.S. President.
 Pat M.NeffThe 28th Governor of Texas.
 SamJohnsonLyndon's father.
 WellyHopkinsLong-time friend and political associate of LBJ.
 WrightPatmanServed 24 consecutive terms in the US House of Rep .for Texas.
 RebekahBainesLyndon's mother.
 Henry W.LongfellowAmerican poet and educator.
 AlfredTennyson1st Baron Tennyson FRS was an English poet.
 Samuel EalyJohnson Sr.Lyndon's grandfather. aka: Sam.
 CecilEvansLyndon's acquaintance.
 RobertCaroAmerican journalist and author.
 ManuelSanchezLyndon's acquaintance.
 GeorgeJohnsonLyndon's uncle.
 LutherJonesOne of Johnson's aides.
 GeneLatimerOne of Johnson's aides.
 Richard M.Kleberg Sr.A seven-term member of the US House of Rep. from Texas.
 ClaudiaTaylorLyndon's wife. aka: Lady Bird.
 Samuel T.RayburnServed as the 43rd Speaker of the US House of Representatives.
 ThomasConallyRepresented Texas in both US Senate and the House of Rep.
 BillDeasonLyndon's old friend.
 Herbert RayRobertsRepresented Texas's 4th congressional district.
 William T.ShermanAmerican General, businessman, educator, and author.
 JamesBuchanan15th President of the United States.
 Alvin JacobWirtzA lawyer and undersecretary to the Department of the Interior.
 MaryRatherWirtz's secretary.
 CarrollKeachLyndon's driver.
 TommyCorcoranWhite House aide.
 John M.CarmodyAdministrator of the REA and the Federal Works Agency.
 LeonKeyserlingAmerican economist.
 JimRoweOne of Lyndon's acquaintances.
 ArthurGoldschmidtOne of Lyndon's acquaintances.
 AbrahamFortasUnited States Supreme Court Justice aka: Abe.
 Elizabeth Jim Rowe's wife.
   Part II Adversity and Growth
5  Abraham Lincoln
 Warren G.BennisAmerican scholar, organizational consultant and author.
 RobertThomasA writer.
 MaryToddAbraham Lincoln's wife.
 HenryClayRepresented Kentucky in the U.S. Senate and House of Rep.
 JoshuaSpeedAbraham's best friend.
 AnnRutledgeAbraham's first love.
 Orville H.BrowningAn attorney in Illinois and a politician.
 StephenLoganThe leading lawyer in the county.
 JohnHardinThe son of a U.S. senator.
 Edward D.BakerAmerican politician, served in the U.S. House of Representatives.
 James K.Polk11th president of the United States.
 ZacharyTaylor12th President of the United States.
 HannibalHamlin15th Vice President of the United States.
 DavidWilmotServed as Rep. and Senator for Pennsylvania and as a Judge.
 William H.SewardServed as governor of New York and as a United States Senator.
 WendellPhillipsAmerican abolitionist, advocate for Native Americans and lawyer.
 RobertToombsAmerican politician from Georgia.
 Stephen A.DouglasAmerican politician and lawyer from Illinois.
 Ralph WaldoEmersonAmerican philosopher, essayist, and poet.
 Socrates Greek philosopher from Athens.
 Pythagoras Ionian Greek philosopher and the founder of Pythagoreanism.
 Norman B.JuddAmerican congressman for Illinois.
 LymanTrumbullA lawyer, judge, and United States Senator from Illinois.
 Dr. AnsonHenryAbraham's friend.
 Salmon P.ChaseFormer Chief Justice and Secretary of the Treasury of the U.S.
 EdwardBatesAmerican politician, lawyer and judge.
 CharlesSumnerAmerican statesman and U. S. Senator from Massachusetts.
 JohnBrownAmerican abolitionist leader.
6  Theodore Roosevelt
 IsaacHuntTheodore's colleague.
 George F.EdmundsRepublican U.S. Senator from Vermont.
 James G.BlaineRepresented Maine in the U.S. House of Representative.
 Charles EvansHughesAmerican judge served as the 11th chief justice of the U.S.
 George WilliamCurtisAmerican writer and public speaker.
 Henry C.LodgeAmerican statesman from Massachusetts.
 BillMerrifieldOne of Theodore's acquaintances.
 SylvaneFerrisOne of Theodore's acquaintances.
 WillDowSewall's nephew.
 EdithCarowTheodore's second wife.
 HarrisonHarrison23rd president of the United States.
 WilliamStrongServed as justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
 AndrewParkerTheodore's acquaintance.
 Lincoln A.SteffensAmerican investigative journalist.
 Thomas F.ByrnesNew York City firefighter, police officer and police detective.
 AlecWilliamsA police inspector. aka: Clubber.
 GroverCleveland22nd and 24th President of the United States.
 HamlinGarlandAmerican author.
 StephenCraneAmerican novelist, short story writer, poet, and journalist.
 Richard H.DavisJournalist, war correspondent, novelist, short story writer.
 GeorgeDeweyUnited States Navy admiral.
 Theodore Jr. Theodore Roosevelt's son.
 LeonardWoodTheodore's friend.
 ArchieButtTheodore's military adviser.
 Russell A.AlgerServed as U.S. Secretary of War.
 EdwardMarshallA journalist.
 ArthurCrosbyUnited States ambassador to Colombia.
 Thomas C.PlattMember of U.S. House of Rep. and U.S. Senator from New York.
 Cecil SpringRiceTheodore's friend.
 Henry C.PayneU.S. Postmaster General under Pres. Theodore Roosevelt.
 MarkHannaA Republican Party chair.
 William H.Taft27th President of the United States.
7  Franklin Roosevelt
 AlekseyKoltsovA Russian poet.
 IvanTurgenevA Russian novelist, poet, and dramatist.
 Dr. GeorgeDraperFranklin's physician
 AlSmithAmerican statesman who was elected Governor of New York.
 James Franklin's son.
 LucyMercerFranklin's mistress.
 MarlonDickermanEleanor's friend.
 TomPendergastAmerican political boss who controlled Kansas City.
 HerbertHoover31st President of the United States of America.
 BelleMoskowitzThe most powerful woman in the United States politics.
 RaymondMoleyAmerican presidential advisor.
 RexfordTugwellAn economist who became part of FDR first "Brain Trust".
 AdolfBerle Jr.American lawyer, educator, author, and diplomat.
 John NanceGarner32nd Vice President of the United States.
8  Lyndon B. Johnson
 MorrisSheppardUnited States Senator from Texas.
 WalterJenkinsLyndon's aide.
 W. LeeO'DanielAmerican Democratic Party politician from Texas. aka: Pappy.
 MartinDies Jr.Texas politician and member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
 GeraldMannThe attorney general of Texas.
 GeorgeBrownScottish-Canadian journalist, politician. Father of Confederation.
 HermanBrownGeorge's brother. Founder of Brown and Root Construction Co.
 Ovie ClarkFisherAn attorney and author served for 32 years as US Rep. for Texas.
 RandallWoodsA historian.
 JohnConnally39th Governor of Texas 61st U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
 JoePhippsA campaign worker.
 Coke R.Stevenson35th Governor of Texas and Speaker of the Texas House of Rep.
 DorothyNicholsJohnson's secretary.
 TomMillerAmerican lawyer served as the 33rd Attorney General of Iowa.
 Daniel AlanWebsterAmerican politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Florida.
 John C.CalhounAmerican statesman and political theorist from South Carolina.
 GeorgeReedyThe 10th White House Press Secretary under President Johnson.
 Richard B.Russell Jr.Served as the 66th Governor of Georgia.
 PoshOltorfJohnson's long-term friend.
 JohannStrauss Jr.Austrian composer of light music.
 AdlaiStevensonAmerican lawyer, politician, and diplomat.
 HubertHumphrey38th Vice President of the United States.
 Dwight D.EisenhowerU.S. Army commander and 34th president of the United States.
 ClintonAndersonAmerican politician served as U.S. Rep. from New Mexico.
 Joseph C.O'MahoneyAmerican politician served as a U.S. senator from Wyoming.
 FrankChurchAmerican politician served as a U.S. Senator from Idaho.
 John F.Kennedy35th president of the United States.
 MikeMansfieldA majority leader.
 ArthurSchlesingerAn influential social historian at Ohio State University.
   Part III The Leader and the Times: How The Led
9  Transformational Leadership
 JeffersonDavisPresident of the Confederate States.
 JohnHayAmerican statesman, diplomat, author and journalist.
 George B.McClellanAmerican soldier and politician.
 Robert E.LeeGeneral in Chief of the Armies of the Confederate States.
 George T.StrongAmerican lawyer, musician and diarist.
 FrancisCarpenterAmerican politician.
 EdwinStantonServed as Secretary of War under the Lincoln Administration.
 CalebSmithServed as Interior Secretary under the Lincoln administration.
 MontgomeryBlairServed in the Lincoln administration as Postmaster-General.
 GideonWellesUnited States Secretary of the Navy.
 DavidHunterUnion general during the American Civil War.
 LeonardSwettLincoln's old friend.
 GeorgeHardingStanton's partner.
 NoahBrooksAmerican journalist and author.
 AmbroseBurnsideSoldier, inventor and politician from Rhode Island.
 WilliamShakespeareEnglish playwright and poet.
 John GeorgeNicolayAmerican biographer.
 FrederickDouglassAmerican social reformer, orator, writer, abolitionist and statesman.
 Fred Lincoln's son.
 Harriet B.StoweAmerican abolitionist and author.
 JamesRobinsonKentucky governor.
 E. ThurlowWeedNew York newspaper publisher and Whig and Republican politician.
 JamesConklingLincoln's old friend.
 Ulysses S.Grant18th President of the United States.
 James G.BluntAn abolitionist who became major general in the Union Army.
 Henry J.RaymondAmerican journalist, politician, co-founder of The New York Times.
 William LloydGarrisonAmerican journalist and abolitionist.
10  Crisis Management
 Mark T.SullivanAmerican novelist and journalist.
 J. P.MorganWall Street's most respected financier.
 JohnMitchellU.S. attorney general during the Nixon administration.
 GeorgeBaerPresident of the Reading Railway.
 Carroll D.WrightAmerican statistician.
 Philander C.KnoxAmerican lawyer, banker, and politician.
 CorneliusRooseveltTheodore's grandfather.
 WilliamCraigA Northern Irish politician.
 OrvillePlattUnited States Senator from Connecticut.
 SethLow23rd Mayor of Brooklyn.
 WinthropCraneServed as the 40th Governor of Massachusetts.
 FrankSargentCommisioner of Immigration during Theodore's administration.
 MatthewQuayUnited States Army Medal of Honor recipient.
 HerbertPutnamA librarian of the Congress.
 William A.Stone22nd Governor of Pennsylvania.
 JohnSchofieldU.S. Army Medal of Honor recipient and Union Army general.
 E. E.ClarkHead of the Order of Railway Conductors.
 William R.ThayerUnited States author and editor.
11  Turnaround Leadership
 RobertSherwoodWhite House aide.
 AgnesMeyerA journalist.
 HaroldIckesServed as United States Secretary of the Interior.
 RichardWhitneyAmerican financier, president of the New York Stock Exchange.
 JosephHillAlabama senator.
 Henry DavidThoreauAmerican poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist.
 Benjamin N.CardozoNew York State Supreme Court justice.
 JamesFarleyPostmaster General under President Franklin Roosevelt.
 JohnGuntherA reporter.
 MarionDickermanEleanor's friend.
 HiramJohnsonServed as the 23rd governor of California.
 ThomasWalshAn author.
 NomerCummingsA Connecticut lawyer.
 WilliamWoodinA Republican businessman.
 Henry A.WallaceServed as the 33rd Vice President of the United States.
 Henry B.SteagallChairman of the Committee on Banking and Currency.
 BertrandSnellRepublican minority leader.
 SteveEarlyNational union rep. for the Communications Workers of America.
 RobertFechnerAmerican labor leader.
 GeorgeMarshallU. S. Army to become Chief of Staff under president FDR.
 CarterGlassServed as Secretary of the Treasury.
12  Visionary Leadership
 Lee HarveyOswaldAmerican former marine who assassinated John F. Kennedy.
 JackRubyAmerican nightclub operator killed Lee Harvey Oswald.
 Harry S.Truman33rd president of the United States.
 JackValentiOne of Lyndon's close aides.
 CliffCarterOne of Lyndon's close aides.
 BillMoyersOne of Lyndon's close aides.
 WalterLipmannAmerican writer, reporter and political commentator.
 TheodoreSorensonKennedy's aide.
 HarryByrdAmerican newspaper publisher, politician.
 GeorgeSmathersAmerican politician, U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator.
 RobertMcNamaraAmerican businessman and Secretary of Defense.
 LarryO'BrienWhite House aide.
 ElizabethSpringerThe chief committee clerk.
 WilburMillsChairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
 EverettDirksenRepresented Illinois in the U.S. House of Rep. and U.S. Senate.
 RoyWilkinsAfrican-American rights activist.
 Robert F.KennedyAttorney general and adviser during U.S. Pres. John F. Kennedy.
 VictorHugoFrench poet, novelist, and dramatist.
 ClairEngleServed as a United States Senator from California.
 JohnWilliamsOne of America's most accomplished and successful composers.
 GeneWilliamsAmerican musician and bandleader.
 Barry M.GoldwaterAmerican politician, statesman and United States Air Force officer.
 HenryFordAmerican industrialist and business magnate.
 James G.ClarkThe sheriff of Dallas County, Alabama.
 NicholasKatzenbachServed as U.S. Attorney General during the LBJ administration.
 Martin LutherKingAmerican Baptist minister and activist.
 WhitneyYoungAmerican civil rights leader.
 HowardSmithChairman of the Rules Committee.
 A. PhilipRandolphBlack American civil rights activist, labor unionist, politician.
 JoeRauhDemocratic action founder.
 DavidMcDonaldHead of the United Steelworkers of America.
 KatharineGrahamAmerican publisher, editor and author.
 KatieDietrichLyndon's former teacher.
 WilburCohenUndersecretary of Health, Education and Welfare.
 McGeorgeBundoLyndon's national security adviser.
 Ho ChiMinhVietnamese communist leader and Chairman of the Workers' Party.
 J. WilliamFullbrightRepresented Arkansas in the United States Senate.
Epi  Of Death and remembrance
 Lynda Johnson's daughter.
 Clarence M.MitchellAmerican civil rights activist and the chief lobbyist for the NAACP.
 Horace JulianBondAmerican social activist, leader of the civil rights movement.
 Barbara C.JordanAmerican lawyer, leader in the Civil Rights Movement.
 VernonJordanAfrican-American lawyer, civil rights activist.
 EarlWarrenFormer Chief Justice.
 HarryMiddletonA library director.
 ChaunceyDepewRemembered for his two terms as U. S. Senator from New York.
 QuentinRooseveltYoungest son of President Theodore Roosevelt.
 Anna 2 Franklin's daughter.
 Ross T.McIntireAmerican physician and naval officer.
 Howard G.BruennOne of Franklin D. Roosevelt's physician during his presidency.
 LauraDelanoFranklin's cousin.
 BernardBaruchAmerican financier and statesman.
 AdolfHitlerAustrian-born German politician who was the dictator of Germany.
 MargaretSuckleyFranklin's Roosevelt.
 Thomas E.DeweyAmerican politian served as the 47th governor of New York.
 JosephStalinGeneral secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
 William LyonMackenzie King10th Prime Minister of Canada.
 MarkReillyA Secret Service Agent.
 Robert Lincoln's eldest son.
 SchuylerColfax17th Vice President of the United States.
 Richard J.OglesbyAmerican soldier and Republican politician from Illinois.
 GeorgeAshmunMember of the U.S. House of Rep. from Massachusetts.
 John WilkesBoothAmerican actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.
 JuliusCaesarRoman general, statesman and final Dictator.