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The Lincolns

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The first full-length portrait of the marriage of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln in more than fifty years, The Lincolns is a fascinating new work of American history by Daniel Mark Epstein, an award-winning biographer and poet known for his passionate understanding of the Civil War period.
Although the private lives of political couples have in our era become front-page new
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Published May 20th 2008 by Random House Publishing Group (first published 2008)
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Glenn Robinson
The Illinois man in the White House was hated by many, opposed for re-election and was on the verge of being brought down by a spend-aholic wife. This bio on the marriage of the Lincolns is very insightful and interesting. Lincoln had to deal with running the government, handling the war and keeping his family together. Mary was descending deeper and deeper into mental illness that became exasperated by the wartime. She perhaps was his worst enemy. She delighted at insulting other women loudly a ...more
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