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    • The Madness of Mary Lincoln

    • By: Jason Emerson
    • Narrated by: Steven Roy Grimsley
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    In 2005, historian Jason Emerson discovered a steamer trunk formerly owned by Robert Todd Lincoln's lawyer and stowed in an attic for 40 years. The trunk contained a rare find: 25 letters pertaining to Mary Todd Lincoln's life and insanity case, letters assumed long destroyed by the Lincoln family. Mary wrote 20 of the letters herself, more than half from the insane asylum to which her son Robert had her committed, and many in the months and years after. The Madness of Mary Lincoln is the first examination of Mary Lincoln's mental illness based on the lost letters in 20 years.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Long overdue vindication...

    • By Douglas on 08-06-13

    Regular price: $17.99