By Betty Boles Ellison

This new biography presents a startlingly diversified photograph of Mary Lincoln, President Abraham Lincoln's spouse. Preconceived myths concerning the former first girl are factually disproved. from time to time her judgment used to be defective; in different cases it was once impressive. After her 1861 refurbishing of the administrative Mansion, she made no additional furniture purchases, simply substitute goods. The furnishings she bought remains to be in use and the Lincoln mattress is widely known. devoted to an insane asylum by means of her merely surviving son, she geared up, whereas less than consistent scrutiny, her associates in a skillfully winning scheme to acquire her freedom and resume keep watch over of her existence and cash. Mary Todd Lincoln had a super brain, a worrying middle and an exuberant character and she or he used to be, in each element, a real companion to Abraham Lincoln.

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