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Mary Todd Lincoln: Her Life and Letters Paperback – September, 1987

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The Turners draw on about half of the 610 extant letters written by Mary Todd Lincoln and present a comprehensive portrait of Lincoln's bitterly unhappy wife. PW stated that "a unique self-portrait emerges, fleshed out and illuminated by the well-written narrative supplied by the editors."
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 750 pages
  • Publisher: Fromm Intl (September 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0880640731
  • ISBN-13: 978-0880640732
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 2.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,495,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The correspondence of Mary Todd Lincoln reveals much about her personalty, and also demonstrates her memory's occasional fallibility. Includes letters dating from the 1840s and into her widowhood. Rewarding for the specialist. A general reader will probably want to dip into the book occasionally rather than read long sections at a time.
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This book is an excellent resource of historical information on Mary Lincoln, her life. I am a Mary Lincoln presenter, and I find that this book is an excellent historical account of her life through her letters.
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Great book for discovering who Mary Todd Lincoln really was. Doing research over four years and this was one of the most helpful of all my books.
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This is a very thorough review of Mary's Life and letters. I find it interesting teat when she was stressed during the white House years and civil WAR she went to New York Clothes shopping or to a spiritist while HER husband read the Bible and had peace.Mary never found the peace she was looking for. I believe that she was manic-depressive for which there was no treatment for at that time. Mary seemed to lack the means to calm herself within.I believe this was due to not being taught this skill in childhood. After the Civil WAr none of her family wanted anything to do with her, obviously since she sided with the North. I felt that Mary could make decisions but often could not live with their Consequences.
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