The Madness of Mary Lincoln

The Madness of Mary Lincoln

eBook - 2007
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The Madness of Mary Lincoln is the first examination of Mary Lincoln's mental illness based on the lost letters, and the first new interpretation of the insanity case in twenty years. This compelling story of the purported insanity of one of America's most tragic first ladies provides new and previously unpublished materials, including the psychiatric diagnosis of Mary's mental illness and her lost will. This book reveals Abraham Lincoln's understanding of his wife's mental illness and the degree to which he helped keep her stable. It also traces Mary's life after her husband's assassination, including her severe depression and physical ailments, the harsh public criticism she endured, the Old Clothes Scandal, and the death of her son Tad. -- from publisher's description.
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, Ă2007
ISBN: 9781280697319
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 255 pages) : illustrations


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Oct 11, 2013

Read Mr. Emerson's book on Robert Todd Lincoln before you pick up this one. It will give you a fuller picture of the two personalities that were most affected by the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. You'll be asking why they had to suffer so after April 1865.

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