An American Marriage

Written By Michael Burlingame
An American Marriage
  • Publsiher : Pegasus Books
  • Release : 06 July 2021
  • ISBN : 9781643137346
  • Pages : 496 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled An American Marriage written by Michael Burlingame which was release on 06 July 2021, this book published by Pegasus Books. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: An enlightening narrative revealing aspects of the former president's life that are often overlooked, An American Marriage tells the tragic story of Abraham Lincoln’s marriage to Mary Todd. Abraham Lincoln was apparently one of those men who regarded “connubial bliss” as an untenable fantasy. During the Civil War, he pardoned a Union soldier who had deserted the army to return home to wed his sweetheart. As the president signed a document sparing the soldier's life, Lincoln said: “I want to punish the young man—probably in less than a year he will wish I had withheld the pardon.” Based on thirty years of research, An American Marriage describes and analyzes why Lincoln had good reason to regret his marriage to Mary Todd. This revealing narrative shows that, as First Lady, Mary Lincoln accepted bribes and kickbacks, sold permits and pardons, engaged in extortion, and peddled influence. The reader comes to learn that Lincoln wed Mary Todd because, in all likelihood, she seduced him and then insisted that he protect her honor. Perhaps surprisingly, the 5’2” Mrs. Lincoln often physically abused her 6’4” husband, as well as her children and servants; she humiliated her husband in public; she caused him, as president, to fear that she would disgrace him publicly. Unlike her husband, she was not profoundly opposed to slavery and hardly qualifies as the “ardent abolitionist” that some historians have portrayed. While she providid a useful stimulus to his ambition, she often “crushed his spirit,” as his law partner put it. In the end, Lincoln may not have had as successful a presidency as he did—where he showed a preternatural ability to deal with difficult people—if he had not had so much practice at home.

An American Marriage

An American Marriage
  • Author : Michael Burlingame
  • Publisher : Pegasus Books
  • Release Date : 2021-07-06
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781643137346
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Summary : An enlightening narrative revealing aspects of the former president's life that are often overlooked, An American Marriage tells the tragic story of Abraham Lincoln’s marriage to Mary Todd. Abraham Lincoln was apparently one of those men who regarded “connubial bliss” as an untenable fantasy. During the Civil War, he ...

An American Marriage

An American Marriage
  • Author : Tayari Jones
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781643137346
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9781643137346
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An American Marriage

An American Marriage
  • Author : Tayari Jones
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-03-19
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781643137346
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An American Marriage

An American Marriage
  • Author : Michael Burlingame
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-06-01
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781643137346
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Summary : An enlightening narrative exploring an oft-overlooked aspect of the sixteenth president's life, An American Marriage reveals the tragic story of Abraham Lincoln’s marriage to Mary Todd. Abraham Lincoln was apparently one of those men who regarded “connubial bliss” as an untenable fantasy. During the Civil War, he pardoned a ...

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  • Author : Tayari Jones
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781643137346
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Jack and Jackie
  • Author : Christopher P. Andersen
  • Publisher : William Morrow & Company
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Total pages : 400
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Summary : Until now. With stunning information from important sources, some of whom were sworn to secrecy until Jackie's death in May 1994, and previously sealed archival material, international best-selling author Christopher Andersen examines their unique partnership and the courage, grace, and humor that defined it....

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An American Marriage
  • Author : Hilary Masters
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Total pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9781643137346
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  • Author : Bookhabits
  • Publisher : Blurb
  • Release Date : 2018-05-04
  • Total pages : 68
  • ISBN : 9781643137346
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Summary : An American Marriage by Tayari Jones: Conversation Starters An American Marriage, the latest book by bestselling author Tayari Jones, is an inspiring story that takes you inside the thoughts and feelings of Celestial and Roy, a married couple living in Atlanta. This African American couple is torn apart when Roy ...

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Summary of an American Marriage by Tayari Jones
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-04-21
  • Total pages : 51
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Barack and Michelle

Barack and Michelle
  • Author : Christopher Andersen
  • Publisher : William Morrow
  • Release Date : 2009-09-22
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781643137346
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Summary : In Barack and Michelle, America’s First Couple is scrutinized in stirring detail by Christopher Andersen, author of thirteen New York Times bestsellers including Jack and Jackie, Somewhere in Heaven, and the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestsellers The Day Diana Died and The Day John Died. Subtitled Portrait of an ...

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Summary of An American Marriage
  • Author : Whizbooks
  • Publisher : Blurb
  • Release Date : 2019-01-09
  • Total pages : 88
  • ISBN : 9781643137346
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The Average American Marriage

The Average American Marriage
  • Author : Chad Kultgen
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Release Date : 2013-02-12
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781643137346
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Summary : In the beginning, there was The Average American Male. Maxim called it "pure filth." Even Penthouse called it "appalling." The New York Times called it "the literary love child of Neil LaBute, Judy Blume, and Eminem." Now, Chad Kultgen's unforgettable antihero is back—this time as a married man. I ...

Silver Sparrow

Silver Sparrow
  • Author : Tayari Jones
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-02-19
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781643137346
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Gender Heteronormativity and the American Presidency

Gender  Heteronormativity  and the American Presidency
  • Author : Aidan Smith
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Total pages : 244
  • ISBN : 9781643137346
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Summary : Gender, Heteronormativity and the American Presidency places notions of gender at the center of its analysis of presidential campaign communications. Over the decades, an investment in gendered representations of would-be leaders has changed little, in spite of the second- and third-wave feminist movements. Modern candidates have worked vigorously to demonstrate "...