Lincoln at Home: Two Glimpses of Abraham Lincoln's Family Life (Google eBook)
As Lincoln led the nation into the Civil War, managing the Union was effort, issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, winning reelection in 1864, and planning the Reconstruction of the South, he also led a private life, defined by his close relationship with his wife and by his devotion to his children. Lincoln at Home offers a view into the life of family through their written correspondence.
With a brief account of their first years in the White House and the complete collection of all the known letters exchanged by Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, this elegant portrait defines the sixteenth president as a dedicated -- though often a desperately busy and distracted -- family man.
Lincoln at Home is an intimate and rare glimpse of the president as husband and father, a cheerful man pinned to the floor while playing with his children, and a desolate man struck down with grief at the death of his son. Beyond this, we are shown a personal side of the man who managed one of the most difficult periods in American history.
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Review: Lincoln at Home: Two Glimpses of Abraham Lincoln's Family LifeUser Review - James Dryer - Goodreads
The "first glimpse" is excellent writing. The "second" are the letters that remain from the period of the Civil War, and are skeletal (as is mentioned) in their evidence as to what life was like for he, Mary and sons. Mary's fragility is mentioned tho'. Read full review
Review: Lincoln at Home: Two Glimpses of Abraham Lincoln's Family LifeUser Review - Samantha - Goodreads
A look at Lincoln through his personal correspondence with his wife and his oldest son. Overall, a quick, well written read. Donald does a great job of leading into the letters and reading through ... Read full review