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The tumultuous experiences Abraham Lincoln had with the women in his lifehave long been known, but here the stories have been brought together - andfilled out with newly discovered accounts - in a fresh, new way that shows theireffect on Lincoln's personality, ambition, and spirit:

  • The death of his mother when he was nine years old gave him a feeling of abandonment.
  • The discovery that his mother's ancestry and reputation were scandalous and that he may have been illegitimate.
  • The unexpected death of his beloved sister, Sarah.
  • The untimely death of Ann Rutledge, probably the only woman with whom Lincoln shared a deep, wonderful love.
  • His sudden and unexpected marriage to Mary Todd, a marriage that was Lincoln's greatest tragedy.

Not overlooked are the positive impacts of women on Lincoln and he on them,especially his stepmother - the first person to treat him with respect.

Thisin-depth book reveals the effect that women had on Abraham Lincoln's life andcareer.


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