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Mary Todd Lincoln: a biography

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A privileged daughter of the proud clan that founded Lexington, Kentucky, Mary Todd (1818-1882) was raised in a world of frontier violence. Subjected to her first abandonment at age six when her mother died, Mary later fled a hostile stepmother for Springfield, where she met and, after a stormy romance, married the raw Illinois attorney, Abraham Lincoln. For twenty-five years the Lincolns forged opposing temperaments into a tolerant, loving marriage. Mary was at her husband's side on the night of his assassination, and never recovered from that greatest in a series of grievous abandonments. The desperate measures she took to win the acknowledgment she sought all her life led finally to the shock of a public insanity hearing instigated by her eldest son. In this elegant biography, Jean Baker uses previously untapped letters and documents to portray a woman whose will carried her across the recognized boundaries of female behavior. Book jacket.
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subject_facet Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Family, Lincoln, Mary Todd, -- 1818-1882, Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Biography
title_display Mary Todd Lincoln : a biography
title_full Mary Todd Lincoln : a biography / Jean H. Baker
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