The Resource An American marriage : the untold story of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd, Michael Burlingame, (electronic resource)

An American marriage : the untold story of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd, Michael Burlingame, (electronic resource)

Label
An American marriage : the untold story of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd
Title
An American marriage
Title remainder
the untold story of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd
Statement of responsibility
Michael Burlingame
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Based on thirty years of research, An American Marriage describes and analyzes why Lincoln had good reason to regret his marriage to Mary Todd. This revealing narrative shows that, as First Lady, Mary Lincoln accepted bribes and kickbacks, sold permits and pardons, engaged in extortion, and peddled influence. The reader comes to learn that Lincoln wed Mary Todd because, in all likelihood, she seduced him and then insisted that he protect her honor. Perhaps surprisingly, the 5’2” Mrs. Lincoln often physically abused her 6’4” husband, as well as her children and servants; she humiliated her husband in public; she caused him, as president, to fear that she would disgrace him publicly. Unlike her husband, she was not profoundly opposed to slavery and hardly qualifies as the “ardent abolitionist” that some historians have portrayed. While she provided a useful stimulus to his ambition, she often “crushed his spirit,” as his law partner put it. In the end, Lincoln may not have had as successful a presidency as he did—where he showed a preternatural ability to deal with difficult people—if he had not had so much practice at home. "--
Assigning source
Amazon
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burlingame, Michael
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.25
LC item number
.B948 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Mary Todd
  • Presidents
  • Presidents' spouses
Label
An American marriage : the untold story of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd, Michael Burlingame, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 302 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781643137353
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9464aaa0-1360-4393-8056-f3ebd24a5c07
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1255183996
Label
An American marriage : the untold story of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd, Michael Burlingame, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 302 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781643137353
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9464aaa0-1360-4393-8056-f3ebd24a5c07
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1255183996

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