The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln
Here's a book that provokes more rebuttals than reviews. Every critic breaks out the textbooks to dispute, distort, and dismiss the evidence. Only The Advocate comes out with unabashed praise. Otherwise, the critical consensus is that the late Tripp, a former therapist, psychologist, Kinsey associate, and author of The Homosexual Matrix (1975), twists well-known evidence with an eye on an agenda rather than historical accuracy. More importantly, he doesn't attempt to answer the trickier question...more
In one fascinating, easily readable chapter after another, Tripp lays out a strong case that Lincoln was at least bisexual, and, more likely, predominantly gay – the psychologist a ...more
Immediately, my face creased into a worried scowl as the book began with a long and harrowing introduction and equally unbearable prologue. I suggest skipping this as it almost caused me to quit prematurely. The first ...more
Was Mary Lincoln a self serving not nice person who happened to be a compulsive shopper? Maybe. I would like to read more about her.
This book was interesting and worth reading even though the author died before completing it and it ended on a big huge tangent.