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The Mary Lincoln Enigma free pdf Mary Lincoln is a lightning rod for controversy. Stories reveal widely different interpretations, and it is impossible to write a definitive version of her life that will suit everyone. The thirteen engaging essays in this collection introduce Mary Lincoln s complex nature and show how she is viewed today.The authors explanations of her personal and private image stem from a variety of backgrounds, and through these lenses history, theater, graphic arts, and psychiatry they present their latest research and assessments. Here they reveal the effects of familial culture and society on her life and give a broader assessment of Mary Lincoln as a woman, wife, and mother. Topics include Mary s childhood in Kentucky, the early years of her marriage to Abraham, Mary s love of travel and fashion, the presidential couple s political partnership, and Mary s relationship with her son Robert.The fascinating epilogue meditates on Mary Lincoln s universal appeal and her enigmatic personality, showcasing the dramatic differences in interpretations. With gripping prose and in-depth documentation, this anthology will capture the imagination of all readers. "Univeristy Press Books for Public and Secondary Schools" 2013 edition"

About Frank Williams

Former Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court Frank J. Williams is founding Chair of The Lincoln Forum. He is the author or editor of many books on Abraham Lincoln, including "Judging Lincoln" and "The Living Lincoln." Michael Burkhimer teaches American history in the Haverford, PA, school district. He is the author of "100 Essential Lincoln Books" and "Lincoln s Christianity.""

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Author : Frank Williams
Publisher : Southern Illinois University Press
Data Published : 15 June 2012
ISBN : 0809331241
EAN : 9780809331246
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 368 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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