Mrs. Lincoln: A Life by Catherine Clinton, starts out with the author stating she will not be writing another book about Mr. Lincoln, when in fact, she writes a ton about him. The writing reads like a dry history book. The author focuses on Mrs. Lincoln’s spending habits and what society ‘might’ have thought or what she ‘might’ have thought about society.
There are better books which cover Mrs. Lincoln, and are more enjoyable to read. If you are into dry, cardboard history books this would be the book for you. To say I was disappointed in this book, is an understatement. I caught myself lost in thought several times while trying to stay focused on the content.
I bought the book 2nd hand and am glad I did not pay full price for it.
There are a few interesting tidbits through-out but are hard to find. The reader is easily lost in the who is cousin to who, who is married to who’s sister and such. Overall, this book is difficult to follow.