Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography

Mary Todd Lincoln

A Biography

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ISBN10: 0393305864 ISBN13: 9780393305869 Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Apr 1 1989 Weight: 1.40lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.25" Language: English

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Mary Todd, daughter of the founders of Lexington, Kentucky, was raised in a world of frontier violence. First abandoned at the age of 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. Their marriage lasted for twenty five years until his assassination, from which Mary never fully recovered. The desperate measures she took to win the acknowledgement she sought all her life led finally to the shock of a public insanity hearing instigated by her eldest son.

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