The Resource Mary Lincoln; : biography of a marriage, (electronic resource)

Mary Lincoln; : biography of a marriage, (electronic resource)

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Mary Lincoln; : biography of a marriage
Title
Mary Lincoln;
Title remainder
biography of a marriage
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
More fascinating than fiction, this is the moving story of the most misunderstood woman in American history...The truth about Mary Lincoln has for nearly a century been hidden under a mountain of myth.They said Lincoln really loved Ann Rutledge. That he had tried to avoid marriage to Mary Todd, that his wife hurt him politically though she drove him to the Presidency, that she embarrassed him financially as well as socially and inflicted on him the agony of adjustment to her psychopathic personality.Now for the first time, the true woman beneath the myth is presented. The veil of legend surrounding Mary Lincoln is torn aside and an entirely new picture of a woman and a marriage emerges.Here, through the eyes of the people who knew the Lincolns, through the long-lost telegrams and letters they sent each other, comes the story of their day-to-day life together. It begins in Springfield, and there, many years later, it ends. But the truth of those years gives evidence to restore Mary Todd Lincoln to her rightful place in history and in the affections of the American people.Acclaimed by the critics..."Never has such a story seemed better worth telling or better told."-SATURDAY REVIEW"This is an important and definitive volume."-AMERICAN HISTORY REVIEW"Out of the most searching scrutiny ever leveled on the Lincolns' family affairs comes the picture of a tempestuous yet essentially happy marriage."-NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE"This is a very moving book. It is also a nice example of what a first-rate historian can do with a difficult subject."-THE NEW YORKER"It is a book that can be recommended without reservation: A combination of profound research and fine prose style, it meets both the requirements of the Lincoln scholar and the casual reader who is looking for a truly fascinating story."-SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Randall, Ruth Painter
Dewey number
  • 973.7/092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Lincoln, Mary Todd
  • Presidents' spouses
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Mary Lincoln; : biography of a marriage, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
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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
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781787200265
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11704650
Publisher number
MWT11704650
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Mary Lincoln; : biography of a marriage, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
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
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781787200265
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11704650
Publisher number
MWT11704650
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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