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The Lincolns by Daniel Mark Epstein
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Sep 20, 2008

it was amazing
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Detailed and engrossing narrative about the relationship of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. However, I do wish their personal sagas had been more strongly juxtaposed against the events of the war (for example, we hear almost nothing about personal or familial influence upon the declaration of civil war, the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation, etc.) Also, there is almost nothing about Lincoln's family and background while there is a surfeit of material about the Todds.
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Scott Archer I loved the book but agree with you. Also, I wish Epstein had covered Lincoln's funeral.

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