What We Are Reading Today: An American Marriage by Michael Burlingame

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Mon, 2021-06-07 00:24

An enlightening narrative revealing aspects of the former US president’s life that are often overlooked, An American Marriage tells the tragic story of Abraham Lincoln’s marriage to Mary Todd.

Based on 30 years of research, An American Marriage describes and analyzes why Lincoln had good reason to regret his marriage to Mary.

This revealing narrative shows that, as First Lady, Mary Lincoln accepted bribes and kickbacks, sold permits and pardons, engaged in extortion, and peddled influence.

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