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Author Evans, W. A. (William Augustus), 1865-1948.

Title Mrs. Abraham Lincoln : a study of her personality and her influence on Lincoln / by W.A. Evans ; with a foreword by Jason Emerson
Published Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 364 pages, xiii pages, 26 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Frontis; Book Title; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword; Preface; Introduction; 1. The Gifts of the Ancestors; 2. Childhood; 3. Youth Builds Her Up; 4. The Training of Maturity; 5. Rounding Out; Gallery of Illustrations; 6. The Peak and a Decline; 7. Taking Toll; 8. Mending Her Fences; 9. Financial Security and Insecurity; 10. The Help and Harm of Politics; 11. Was Religion A Help?; 12. The Influence of Society; 13. The Physical Phases of Her Personality; 14. Her Mental and Personality Qualities; 15. On the Rocks; 16. Mutual Influence; 17. Health; 18. Justice
Summary First published in 1932, this was the first thoroughly researched biography of Mary Lincoln everwritten, and it remains the most balanced and complete work on this controversial First Lady. Author W.A. Evans challenges the disparaging views of Mary Lincoln that were generally accepted at the time, offering a comprehensive and informed look at a woman whose physical and mental health problems have often been misconstrued or overlooked by other biographers. Evans conducted extensive research, interviewing Mrs. Lincoln's family members, seeking advice and assistance from numerous L
Notes "First edition published 1932 by Alfred A. Knopf."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Marriage.
Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882.
Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographie 1818-1882
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0809385600 (electronic bk.)
9780809385607 (electronic bk.)