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Tuesday Night Book Club: Mrs. Lincoln

Clinton offers a biography of Mary Todd Lincoln (1818-1882) that challenges previous assumptions and harsh portrayals of her. The biography describes her upbringing and education in the South, marriage to Lincoln and becoming a Northern wife, how she dealt with press attacks during his vies for Senate seats, how she dealt with the death of their second child, and how she became the first presidential wife to be known as a "First Lady." Clinton recounts how Mary Lincoln was hospitalized in an asylum by her son after her husband's assassination and how she lived in exile in Europe during her later years, escaping the possibility of further hospitalization and egregious claims about her sanity, her life, and her husband.

Book Club Info
Title: 
Mrs. Lincoln
Author: 
Catherine Clinton
Jacket image: 
http://content.sirsi.com/uhtbin/getenrich/9780060760403/COVER_GIF
ISBN: 
9780060760403
Event Info
Date: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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