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Mary Lincoln is a lightning rod for controversy Stories reveal widely different interpretations, and it is impossible to write a definitive version of her life that will suit everyone The thirteen engaging essays in this collection introduce Mary Lincolns complex nature and show how she is viewed today.The authors explanations of her personal and private image stem from a variety of backgrounds, and through these lenseshistory, theater, graphic arts, and psychiatrythey present their latest research and assessments Here they reveal the effects of familial culture and society on her life and give a broader assessment of Mary Lincoln as a woman, wife, and mother Topics include Marys childhood in Kentucky, the early years of her marriage to Abraham, Marys love of travel and fashion, the presidential couples political partnership, and Marys relationship with her son Robert.The fascinating epilogue meditates on Mary Lincolns universal appeal and her enigmatic personality, showcasing the dramatic differences in interpretations With gripping prose and in depth documentation, this anthology will capture the imagination of all readers.Univeristy Press Books for Public and Secondary Schools 2013 edition...

Title : The Mary Lincoln Enigma: Historians on America's Most Controversial First Lady
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ISBN : 0809331241
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Southern Illinois University Press 1st edition June 29, 2012
Number of Pages : 392 pages
File Size : 567 KB
Status : Available For Download
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The Mary Lincoln Enigma: Historians on America's Most Controversial First Lady Reviews

  • desmoinesgrandma
    2019-04-26 22:51

    Very interesting reading Many differing points of view are represented with quite complete documentation. It can be of interest to both scholars and those who simply want to learn about her. Other scholarly works are reviewed within these pages. It would have helped this reader if some of the repeated stories of her life had been edited into endnotes rather than retelling of the same story by several of the authors. All in all, a very helpful, thoughtful compilation of research on her life and times.

  • KE
    2019-05-02 19:51

    Some really great work, but some of the articles had some pretty glaring inaccuracies or simplifications that I found jarring. "There's Something About Mary" was spectacularly written. The phrasing of some others was very confusing. A mixed bag, but all interesting in some way.

  • Tom Hill
    2019-04-28 16:04

    Great item!

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-05-19 18:00

    I enjoyed the 📚

  • C. Brinkman
    2019-05-18 17:48

    This is a book of essays. That being said, I found some of the essays informative, others not so much. There are a lot of the same historical references in many of the essays. Lots and lots of references. I feel this book is for the more serious reader looking for more information about the subject. I did, however, find some of the essays very interesting and informative and am glad that I read the book.

  • Don
    2019-04-29 20:55

    This book was obviously written from a perspective different from the 'average' biography. It gives differential views or 'looks' at

  • bruce brumberger
    2019-04-30 22:46

    Makes you rethink everything you ever knew about this topic

  • dan
    2019-05-13 19:47

    purchase was for my sister, she herself related her most positive impression of the contens and style of writing. After she read it,i also was impressed by all the detail,and insight.READ IT.YOU WILL LIKE IT.