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HOUSE OF ABRAHAM - LINCOLN & THE TODDS, A FAMILY DIVIDED BY WAR

Berry, Stephen

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ISBN 10: 0618420053 / ISBN 13: 9780618420056
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 2007
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 2007. 1st printing, Fine/Fine/book and dust jacket without any defects, Hardcover, 255pgs. The self-destructive frenzies of the Todds and how Lincoln found the strength to absorb their furies. Packed with care and shipped promptly. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS028794I

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Title: HOUSE OF ABRAHAM - LINCOLN & THE TODDS, A ...

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

Book Type: Book

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For all the talk of the CivilWar’s pitting brother against brother, no book has told fully the story of one family ravaged by that conflict. And no family better illustrates the personal toll the war took than Lincoln’s own.Mary Todd Lincoln was one of fourteen siblings who were split between the Confederacy and the Union.Three of her brothers fought, and two died, for the South. Several Todds including Mary herself bedeviled Lincoln’s administration with their scandalous behavior.Their struggles haunted the president and moved him to avoid tactics or rhetoric that would dehumanize or scapegoat the Confederates. By drawing on his own familial experience, Lincoln was able to articulate a humanistic, even charitable view of the enemy that seems surpassingly wise in our time, let alone his.
In House of Abraham, the award-winning historian Stephen Berry fills a gap in CivilWar history, showing how the war changed one family and how that family changed the course of the war.

About the Author:

Stephen Berry is Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era at the University of Georgia. His work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies, among others. Berry lives in Athens, Georgia.

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