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Mary Todd Lincoln : a biography

Author: Jean H Baker
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
A biography Mary Todd Lincoln, discussing her childhood as an orphan in Kentucky, her marriage to Abraham Lincoln, their children and family life, the criticism she endured as first lady, and the rumors of mental instability that plagued her later years.

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Mary Todd Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Mary Todd Lincoln; Mary Todd Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean H Baker
ISBN: 9780393333039 0393333035
OCLC Number: 227016448
Description: xxiii, 429 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface to the 2008 edition --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
First family : Parkers and Todds --
A second family --
Mary Todd's Lexington --
Springfield courtship --
Domestic portrait : the Springfield years --
The politics of marriage --
First Lady --
A vanishing circle --
Mrs. Widow Lincoln : the first years --
Exile and return --
Trial and confinement --
Last years.
Responsibility: Jean H. Baker.
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"A striking success...the account of the White House years is absorbing, the account of Mary Lincoln's life as a widow utterly compelling." -New York Times  Read more...


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