ABE AND MOLLY: The Lincoln Courtship by Frederic Hunter

By Frederic Hunter

a unique with wide ancient notes approximately this real tale.

"A significant e-book" -- James M. McPherson, Historian and Pulitzer Prize winner for conflict Cry Of Freedom

When Abraham Lincoln courted Mary Todd, rejection, poverty, loss of polish and heritage, all attempted to discourage him. He used to be a self-taught younger attorney, plagued with accounts and raised in log cabins. She was once of aristocratic history and hugely informed. all people in Springfield, Illinois, proposal them badly matched. Did they simply get married and reside fortunately ever after?

No. Her relatives interfered, advised Lincoln he used to be unworthy. Did he think them? good, he broke the engagement. Then he went into this kind of tailspin of melancholy that pals concept he may dedicate suicide. Her relatives refused to enable Mary visit him. She needed to appear unconcerned, her witty and vivacious self.

They didn't see each other for 18 months. Then they resumed assembly -but in mystery. This mystery courtship obtained Lincoln challenged to a duel. now not your sweetness and light-weight route to marriage. have been they in love? plenty of controversy approximately that. In Abe and Molly Frederic Hunter presents the details.

A unique function of this novel is a piece with huge notes concerning the historic resources for this tale and why Hunter interpreted them as he did.

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