Matt’s Book Blog recently read and reviewed Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly by Jennifer Fleischner for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge. Here’s a snippet:
Jennifer Fleischner (Department of English, Adelphi University) writes a sympathetic if unsparing portrait of Mary Lincoln. Mary did have an excitable and immoderate temperament. Plus, she was loosely educated, like many Southern women of the day, to play the piano and ride in carriages. Her compulsive shopping – she bought hundreds of pairs of gloves in one shopping trip – had roots in her sorrow and feelings of emptiness.
Read the full review.
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