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Trials of Mrs. Lincoln - Eva Elisabeth - 07-20-2013 06:46 AM

Does anyone know this book and if - is it worth buying:

RE: Trials of Mrs. Lincoln - L Verge - 07-20-2013 10:34 AM

I really know nothing about this book or its author, but here is an overview that Barnes & Noble has posted - and note that the last sentence changes the whole idea:

Mary Todd Lincoln (1818–82) was a politically ambitious, volatile, and sharp-tongued woman, a shopaholic, and an embarrassment to her son and to the powerful men who sought to control the Lincoln legacy for their own political supremacy. Slandered by former Lincoln cronies and Republican operatives, such as William Herndon, Ward Hill Lamon, and Thurlow Weed; disliked by her son’s wife, the former Mary Harlan; plagued by debts, her pension grant having been denied by Congress; conspired against by her son, Robert, along with Supreme Court justice David Davis, Leonard Swett, John Todd Stuart, Isaac N. Arnold, and others, she had literally no one to turn to. This account of her final years, based on documentary evidence, sets the record straight and restores the reputation of one of the most maligned women in American political history.

RE: Trials of Mrs. Lincoln - Donna McCreary - 07-31-2013 10:04 PM

I believe this is the book which features two trials - the one that occured, and the one the authors wished had occured.
It is worth reading.