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The Lincolns in the White House: Four Years That Shattered a Family

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"Readable, well organized, well researched, and smoothly written. . . . Even those who know Lincoln well may learn something they did not know before."

--- The Washington Post Book World

From the day of his inauguration, Abraham Lincoln was confronted with a nation divided by a savage conflict but within the White House walls, Lincoln's family was as divided as the nation he
Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 12th 2006 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 2005)
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If you love Abraham Lincoln (and who doesn't) and Civil War history - you will enjoy this book. You read about the life of the Lincolns while in the White House, but set to the history of the big events of the Civil War. Very interesting and I thought it was pretty good writing. It gives a good picture of life at the time - the smells of animal dung and bugs and open sewers, combined with hot, heavy, wool clothing - gave me a feeling of what it might have felt like to live in the 1850's. Also gi ...more
Kayla Tornello
I really enjoyed learning about the Lincoln family's life while President Lincoln was in the White House. The author did a great job of describing what went on during the Civil War without getting into so much detail that it got overwhelming. I wish there had been some more photographs or illustrations, though.
Very readable, very nice last chapters.
I read this immediately after reading "Lincoln" by David Herbert Donald. This was a good follow-up, providing some details and observations that were missing from the other.
My first book about the Lincoln's. Good details. Hard to imagine all they went through.
Kate Willis
Loved it. Beautiful. Heart-wrenching.
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