Mary Todd Lincoln: Tragic First Lady of the Civil War

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Enslow Publishers, Jan 1, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
Author Mary E. Hull traces the life of one of America's most controversial First Ladies. After her husband, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865, Mary Todd Lincoln became a frequent target of humiliating personal attacks, and her mental health declined sharply. Many people, including her own son, thought she was insane. An outspoken, strong woman, Mary Todd Lincoln faced many hardships and struggled with a sadness that would end only with her own death.

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Hull is a freelance writer specializing in history and current events.

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