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Tad Lincoln's Father (Abraham Lincoln) by [Bayne, Julia Taft]
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Length: 89 pages

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About the Author

Mary A. DeCredico is chair of the history department at the Naval Academy. She is the author of Mary Boykin Chestnut: A Confederate Woman's Life.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1082 KB
  • Print Length: 89 pages
  • Publisher: Bison Books (September 1, 2001)
  • Publication Date: November 30, 1930
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003R50TB0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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If you want to know what Lincoln and his family were really like, read this amazing book. Ms. Taft wrote this book in 1931. She played with the Lincoln boys in the White House as a 16 year-old. Her descriptions of the everyday life of the Lincoln's, the White House and the times they lived make you feel as if you ARE there. It's an amazing step back into a time that has been written about by many others, but not from such a perspective. Truly wonderful, simple and illuminating.
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In some ways, this book is kind of like a time machine, transporting you back to the White House in 1861, when the newly-elected Lincoln and his family were settling into life in Washington DC. 'Julie' tells the story in first person, and you feel like you're with her when she first meets the new President, intimidated by his size and title. But she gets to know the family, and soon she and her brothers are regular visitors to the White House, playing with the Lincoln children, Tad and Willie, and spending intimate moments with Abraham and Mary. Her glimpse gives us all a chance to see what these people were like, up close and personal. Especially the President, who we see in his private moments, interacting with those around him, while at the same time bearing the weight of the divided country on his shoulders. We witness his inner torment, but at the same time we see his love for his children, and for Julie and her brothers, as they're welcomed in like family.

My only complaint is the shortness of the book, and the limited text given to certain events, like Willie Lincoln's death. Here was a woman who was intimate with the Lincolns during one of the most historical eras in the country's history, who died two years after writing this book (in 1933). I am sure she could have filled a book five times this size with her recollections, but now they are lost forever. Even the accounts of the other historical people she encountered because of her closeness to the Lincolns, which she speaks of briefly, could fill a volume all by itself.

If you enjoy your history personalized, or if you're a fan of Lincoln, this book is a must read. If I could give it more than five stars, I would.
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This is an utterly delightful and informative memoir of the President's family by Julia Taft Bayne, who was a regular visitor and almost a member of the family up until the untimely death of young Willie Lincoln from typhoid in 1862. To all those who are passionately devoted to the study of and discovery of Lincoln, (as well as those who love books about growing up in the 1800's in America), I highly recommend this
book. I have recounted some of its anecdotes in our production, ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S LOVE OF SONG..
.This book has all the charm of such stories as Little House on the Prairie and Little Women...Love it!
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What a lovely glimpse of a relaxed and playful President Lincoln. The fresh behind-the-scenes memoir from the 16-yr-old sister of Willie & Tad's playmates is revealing of Lincoln as indulgent father. I also appreciated seeing a more gracious depiction of Mary Lincoln. This lends balance to the mor serious reading about Lincoln I usually do. This would also be excellent reading for children.
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Julia Taft was the daughter of the chief of the U.S. Patent Office, and when Abraham Lincoln entered the White House in 1861, Julia and her two younger brothers were selected to come and play with the President and Mrs. Lincoln’s children. In 1933, she published this book of remembrances of her time with the Lincoln family. The book is not an in-depth look and the Lincoln’s, but is written from the viewpoint of a young girl, what she saw and how she felt. It covers the time from the arrival of the Lincolns in Washington D.C., through the death of Willie Lincoln in 1862, with a particularly poignant remembrance of the day that the President was assassinated.

Overall, I found this to be a fascinating look at the White House during the Civil War. Not, the generals and the political leaders, but the Lincoln children and their warm and doting parents. It truly is a side of Lincoln that I have never really seen before.

If you are interested in Abraham Lincoln the man, then this really is a book you need to see. It is a unique window into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln.
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A short but true look at Willie and Tad Lincoln in the White House written by the older sister of the Taft boys who were Willie and Tad's play mates. Julia would often come with her brothers, and all the Lincolns enjoyed this young girl's presence since they would have liked a daughter of their own but never had one. An excellent book for kids old enough to enjoy history and read on the level of Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quartet and the like.
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if you are as obsessed with studying Abraham Lincoln's life as I am, you will love this book. Julia Taft gives you the sense that you are part of the family during the first two years of the Lincoln presidency. Hers is the perspective of a sixteen year old girl whom both of Tad's parents looked upon as the daughter they never have.
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Enjoyable look at Lincoln and life in Washington from the eyes of a sixteen year old girl. Julia provides anecdotes of the Lincoln family in 1860, focusing primarily on her brothers and the two youngest Lincolns. Includes many amusing incidents with the boys, their animals, and their imaginations. Lincoln's sense of humor comes through, as well as his and Mary Lincoln's love for Willie and Tad. Julia also had a favorable opinion of Mary, which is a point of view rarely heard.
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