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The Last Lincolns by Charles Lachman
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Jul 16, 2009

really liked it

It has been a while since I've read a history book for pleasure. I came across this one while I was straightening books in the new biography section and was intrigued. What a sad family and really depressing to realize that there are no living direct descendents of Abraham Lincoln. Only one of his four children (Robert Todd) reached adulthood. Robert had only one son that died as a teen and two daughters. The daughters' children were spoiled, weird brats and never reproduced. It is a shame to realize that the greatness of Lincoln could not be passed on to this children or grandchildren. I was not aware of all the important things his son Robert Todd Lincoln accomplished - Secretary of War under Garfield/Arthur and minister to the Court of St James in England. Now this has turned me back on to biographies. Next up, the story of a newlywed in the Donner Party!
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Janis Mills I enjoyed this book thoroughly and would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in the aftermath of Lincoln's assassination and the demise of greatness of Lincoln. Rereading it as I do when I enjoy a book as much as I did this book.

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