The Trial of Mary Todd Lincoln

By: Rhodes, James A. and Jauchius, Dean

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Light wear at the spine ends with moderate to heavy wear at the corners. Also moderate wear to the front boards edges, light wear to the back board edges. ; Black quarter cloth with gold lettering on the spine. This fascinating book looks at Mary Todd Lincoln before and during her husband's presidency and after. Ten years after Lincoln's untimely death, she was arrested, taken into custody and brought into a courtroom in front of a jury already empaneled to judge her. She was found insane, ordered confined to an institution and stripped of approximately $56,000 in cash and securities, and forever stripped of her dignity. This book looks at that trial briefly, considering it a kangaroo court, and goes into her background and what she did for the deep love of her husband. The deaths of her sons, leaving one living who, with others actually caused this trial to be held, was one of the most grievous happenings in her life. If this caused her to act somewhat irregularly at times, should anyone be surprised? This is a fast read, being a fictitious account of what that trial would have looked like today, but includes her real life and experiences, it's a must-read for any Lincoln fan. Includes a bibliography and index. 8 3/4" tall, 200 pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 200 pages

Title: The Trial of Mary Todd Lincoln

Author: Rhodes, James A. and Jauchius, Dean

Categories: 1800s, United States,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Indianapolis, IN, The Bobbs-Merrill Company Inc.: 1959

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 004475

Keywords: Lincoln, Mary Todd 1818-1882 Fiction Trial True ACCOUNT Life AND LOVE Sons,