RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 81252678 LA English T1 The madness of Mary Lincoln A1 Emerson, Jason,, PB Southern Illinois University Press PP Carbondale YR 2007 SN 9780809327713 0809327716 9780809330102 0809330105 AB The Madness of Mary Lincoln is the first examination of Mary Lincoln's mental illness based on the lost letters, and the first new interpretation of the insanity case in twenty years. This compelling story of the purported insanity of one of America's most tragic first ladies provides new and previously unpublished materials, including the psychiatric diagnosis of Mary's mental illness and her lost will. This book reveals Abraham Lincoln's understanding of his wife's mental illness and the degree to which he helped keep her stable. It also traces Mary's life after her husband's assassination, including her severe depression and physical ailments, the harsh public criticism she endured, the Old Clothes Scandal, and the death of her son Tad. -- from publisher's description.