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True Story of Mary, Wife of Lincoln

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The true story of Mary, wife of Lincoln:
Containing the recollections of Mary Lincoln's sister Emilie (Mrs. Ben Hardin Helm), extracts from her war-time diary, numerous letters and other documents.
Author is Mary's niece.
299 pages
Published 1928 by Harper & Brothers Publishers
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Jill
Jun 19, 2009 Jill rated it did not like it
Alright, so this past Spring Break went to Lexington, Kentucky and visited the home where Mary Todd Lincoln grew up. In the gift shop they had several copies of various biographies of MTL, I asked the man working the store which he would recommend and this is the one he gave me. Did he hate me at first sight or was he getting a commission from each of these that he could unload?

First of all, the author is MTL's niece! She provides long list of guests and relative whenever possible but very few d
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Becky Loader
Nov 23, 2012 Becky Loader rated it really liked it
Never, never read this book as your first biography of Mrs. Lincoln. Katherine Helm is Mrs. Lincoln's niece, and she presents family stories from the definitely biased viewpoint of a family member. These stories, however, are priceless because when you start reading a lot about Mrs. Lincoln, you need to be able to discern what is fact and what is fable. Because of the passing of time and the incredible amount of negative speculation about what happened/when, the reader needs to be able to gather ...more
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Very biased. I didn't finish reading the novel, it didn't really keep my interest.
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